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John Taylor Arms

American
1887-1953


The Crown of Normandy
circa 1928


etching, 2nd state
Image size plus margins: 71/4" x 14"


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John Taylor Arms trained as an architect at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Arms served in the Navy during World War I. During the 1920s, Arms began to devote himself to etching, working in England, France, and Italy as well as the U.S. He is known for his unsurpassed attention to architectural detail, often achieved with the aid of a magnifying glass and sewing needle in the etching ground. The prints of John Taylor Arms are in countless major collections, including the Library of Congress, the British Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale.