Mr. Alcorn lives with his wife, Sabina, and four cats in an eighteenth-century farmhouse in the heart of Cambridge, New York, surrounded by the pastoral farmland of Washington County. An overview of his work may be viewed at www.alcorngallery.com.
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth
Q. What is your favorite movie?
A. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
Q. What were your previous occupations?
A. I have always been a visual artist. In recent years I have also become a (working) musician and songwriter... and author. The two disciplines have proven mutually beneficial, and complementary.
Q. What was/is your favorite job?
A. That of visual artist, musician and singer/songwriter, as they are the only ones I have ever really known.
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. I do not have a single favorite. Among the many musicians that come to mind: Odetta, Dylan, The Beatles, Thelonious Monk, Nick Drake.