Arms, John Taylor

Arms, John Taylor,

1887–1953, American etcher and draftsman, b. Washington, D.C. He studied architecture, but later he devoted himself to etching and became noted for his excellent studies of medieval architecture. Arms illustrated his wife's Churches of France and Hill Towns and Cities of Northern Italy. His fine technique and draftsmanship won him numerous awards, and his work is in many principal collections. Arms wrote an excellent Handbook of Print Making and Print Makers (1934).