John Taylor Arms (1887-1953)

John Taylor Arms left his successful career as an architect for the uncertainties of full-time printmaking. Over his lifetime, he produced 429 published prints, most of them etchings but also worked in drypoint, aquatint, lithography, and mezzotint. Inspired by Manhattan’s high-rise profile and Europe’s Gothic structures, Arms produced painstakingly technical architectural prints, and was among the most eloquent advocates for the graphic arts in his time.