John Taylor Arms
(1887 - 1953)
John Taylor Arms was active/lived in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, District Of Columbia, New York. John Arms is known for etching, art education, illustration.
Biography John Taylor Arms
One of the more famous printmaker of the early 20th century, John
Taylor Arms was known for his medieval architectural etchings that
combined precise realism with a sense of soaring spirituality. He
believed that Gothic architecture was man's greatest achievement,
uniting spiritual and aesthetic values, and was best known for his
renderings of gargoyles and European churches. He was remarkably
prolific, considering that he worked slowly and deliberately and spent
much time traveling, writing, and lecturing.
He was born in
Washington D.C., and studied law at Princeton University and then
transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study
architecture, earning a masters degrees in 1912. For fi
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