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John Taylor Arms Art

JOHN TAYLOR ARMS (USA, 1887–1953)

John Taylor Arms was born in Washington, D.C., in 1887. Arms studied architecture at Princeton and MIT and later became the country’s finest etcher of his age. His renderings of European and American architectural subjects are not only beautiful, but they are unrivaled in their technical virtuosity and nuanced light. In a recent exhibit, the Cleveland Museum noted, Arms believed that art could be a tool for the spiritual and moral improvement of mankind and that Gothic cathedrals represented the most significant expression of man’s aspirations. He viewed printmaking as a vehicle for disseminating images of subjects that would uplift and inspire contemporary society. He served as President of the Society of American Etchers and as an ambassador for American printmakers and printmaking throughout the world.

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La Colegiata Toro (Romanesque Santa Maria la Mayor/Zamora province Spain)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
John Taylor Arms created this superb architectural image of La Colegiata in 1935 in an edition of 153. It is #12 in his Spanish Churches series and is referenced as Fletcher #284. ...
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1930s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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Palazzo dell' Angelo, Venice Italy (#19 Italian Series)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Palazzo dell' Angelo" is a prize winning image from the Chicago Society of Etchers and the Art Institute of Chicago. It is referenced as Fletcher 233 and illustrated in "Hill Towns...
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1930s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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La Torre Del Mangia, Siena
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Santa Monica, CA
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS (American 1887–1953) LA TORRE MANGIA, SIENA, 1927 (Fletcher 192) Etching, signed and dated in pencil and titled in the plate. Edition 115. No. 10 in the Italian S...
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1920s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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In Memoriam. The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral. 1938. Etching. Fletcher 317
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
In Memoriam. The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral. 1938. Etching. Fletcher 317. 14 5/8 x 12. Edition 312. French Church Series #40. Winner of the Artist Member Prize, Annual Exhibi...
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From the Ponte Vecchio
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
From the Ponte Vecchio, Florence. 1925. Etching and aquatint. Fletcher catalog 159. state ii. Image: 11 1/8 x 15 1/4 (sheet 13 3/8 x 18 1/4). Edition 160 in this state (total edition...
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1930s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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Old Hoadley House
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image was in the personal collection of the artist. The Wheeler-Beecher House, sometimes referred to as the Hoadley House, is located on Amity Road in Bethany, CT. Built at the ...
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1910s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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St. Mary's Church in Bibury, England
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image is stamped as being rom the personal collection of Arms Referenced as Fletcher #386 the image is signed .and inscribed in pencil and is from a small edition of 16. The An...
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A Gable in the Grande Rue, Lisieux
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image is the 3rd etching created by Arms. It was printed byGrederick Reynolds in an edition of 116. Referenced as Fletcher #3 the image is the second in his Gable series. Lis...
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SHRUBS AND SHINGLES
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Portland, ME
Arms, John Taylor. SHRUBS AND SHINGLES. Fletcher 80. Etching, 1920. Edition of 75 printed by Frederick Reynolds on watermarked laid paper. Signed in pencil, and titled in pencil at t...
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Black and White Etching -- Rodez
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Troy, NY
This detailed etching depicts Notre Dame in France. The foreground shows an alleyway, with cracking and peeling buildings, plants climbing the walls, and a shifting stone road. Each ...
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1920s Realist John Taylor Arms Art

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Limoges (French Church Series #32)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Taylor Arms, 'Limoges (French Church Series #32)', etching, 1932, edition 142, third (final) state impressions, Fletcher 244. Signed, dated and annotated 'Ed 100 III' in pencil....
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CHARTRES, THE MAGNIFICENT
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Portland, ME
Arms, John Taylor (American, 1887-1953). CHARTRES, THE MAGNIFICENT. Fletcher 411. Etching, 1948. French Church Seies #49. One of four proofs in the Third State, before the edition o...
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1940s John Taylor Arms Art

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BEAVER HOUSE (AU NORD)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Portland, ME
Arms, John Taylor. BEAVER HOUSE (AU NORD). Fletcher 88. Etching, 1920. And Artist's Proof, printed by Fredrick Reynolds. Signed and dated in pencil by Arms, lower right, and incscri...
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1920s John Taylor Arms Art

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PUERTA DEL OBISPO, ZAMORA (THE BISHOP'S DOOR, ZAMORA).
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Portland, ME
Arms, John Taylor. PUERTA DEL OBISPO, ZAMORA (THE BISHOP'S DOOR, ZAMORA). Fletcher 266. Etching, 1933. Edition 160, of which this is likely one of the 25 printed by Rigal in 1933 (1...
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Light and Shade, Taxco Mexico
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Light and Shade" is an etching, 1946, edition: 279, Fletcher 394, signed and inscribed by artist and printed by David Strang. It received First Prize for Graphic Art at National Ac...
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1910s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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Through Wind and Water (Notre Dame Gargoyle)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Signed in pencil Edition: 75 Gargoyle Series No. 7 This impression probably printed by David Strang, 1937-38 Sheet: 9 1/4 x 11 1/4" Reference: William Dolan Fletcher, John Tay...
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Out of My Window (Arms' studio view of the NYC skyline with Woolworth bldg.)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Out of My Window" is an etching, 1916, 7 9/16 x 5 3/4, edition: 75, Fletcher 4, signed and inscribed by artist and printer, Frederick Reynolds. This image was the view that the art...
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Cuernavaca (Sketch) demonstration image created at Art Fest, Marblehead, MA.
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
Arms created this image at an Art Fest in Marblehead, MA. Thomas Nason demonstrated line engraving on wood and copper; Kerr Eby on copper plate printing; Sam Chamberlain on soft-gr...
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1940s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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Enchanted Doorway,Venezia (La Porta della Carta, Venezia '29)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
Enchanted Doorway, Venezia (La Porta della Carta, Venezia '29). 1930. Etching. Fletcher catalog 227 state ii. 12 3/8 x 6 9/16 (sheet 15 13/16 x 9 15/16). Edition 148 in this state (...
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Puerta del Obispo ( Romanesque Spanish Cathedral)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
This image is by America's greatest etcher, John Taylor Arms. The Spanish cathedral in Zamora is an impressive example of Romanesque architecture located on the hilltop by the river ...
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Bark “Metis” Making Harbor
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
'Bark “Metis” Making Harbor', etching and aquatint, 1923, edition 200. Signed in pencil. Ship Series #6. A superb, luminous impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove Japan; the f...
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1920s American Realist John Taylor Arms Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Porta del Paradiso (The Door to Paradise, Venice Italy
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New Orleans, LA
"Porto del Paradiso" is in the collection of the Corcoran Museum of the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Museum, and New York Public Library. This ima...
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Downtown, New York
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Taylor Arms, 'Downtown, New York', etching with aquatint, 1921, edition 75, Fletcher 108. Signed, dated, and numbered 14/75 in pencil. A superb, finely nuanced impression, in d...
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Early 20th Century American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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Lily
By John Taylor Arms
Located in New York, NY
This etching and aquatint by John Taylor Arms was created in 1920. It was printed in an edition of 100. This impression is inscribed "Artist Proof" - meaning it is outside of the e...
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1920s American Realist John Taylor Arms Art

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Rio del Santi Apostoli, Venice.
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
Rio del Santi Apostoli, Venice. 1930. Etching. Fletcher catalog 22 state .ii. 8 x 6 (sheet 11 x 7 3/16). Italian series #4. Illustrated: Dorothy Noyes Arms, Hill Towns and Cities of...
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Venetian Filigree ( Cà D'Oro Venezia)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
Venetian Filigree ( Cà D'Oro Venezia). 1931. Etching. Fletcher catalog 235 state ii. 10 3/4 x 11 (sheet 13 7/8 x 18 5/8). Edition 150 (+ 4 trial proofs). Italian Series #20. Illustr...
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La Colegiata, Toro [Spain]
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
La Colegiata, Toro. 1935. Etching. Fletcher catalog 284 state ii. 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 (11 1/2 x 18 1/8). Spanish Church Series, #12. Edition 153.Illustrated: Fine Print of the Year, 1936....
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Mid-20th Century American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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Sunlight on Stone, Caudebec-en-Caux.
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
Sunlight on Stone, Caudebec-en-Caux. 1931. Etching. Fletcher catalog 241 state ii. 14 1/4 x 7 1/2 (sheet 16 1/2 x 11 5/8). French Church Series #31. Edition 164 (+ 28 trial proofs). ...
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Light and Shade, Taxco (Mexican Series #2)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
'Light and Shade, Taxco', etching, edition 279, 1946. A superb impression, in warm black ink, on cream laid paper, with full margins (1 3/8 to 1 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. ...
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New York Skyline, Sketch
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (5/8 to 1 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Edition 20. Signed and dated in pencil. Annotated 'Bolton Brown - imp.' in pe...
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Lithograph

New York Skyline
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
A superb impression in warm black ink, on cream, laid paper; the full sheet with margins (1 5/8 to 2 3/4 inches); original brown paper hinges on the top sheet edge recto, in excellen...
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Hambourg
By John Taylor Arms
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: John Taylor Arms (American , 1887-1953) Title: Hambourg Year: 1927 Medium: Etching Edition: Unknown Paper: Thin paper Image (plate mark) size: 10.1 x 4.85 i...
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Early 20th Century John Taylor Arms Art

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Stone Tapestry, San Isidoro, Leon
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed and dated in pencil, inscribed " Ed 100 I." In excellent condition, except for tape remains at upper margin corners on verso. Also called South Portal of The Collegiate Church...
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LACE IN STONE - ROUEN CATHEDRAL
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Portland, ME
Arms, John Taylor. LACE IN STONE - ROUEN CATHEDRAL. Fletcher 200. Etching, 1927. Edition of 100, this copy incscribed "personal proof" by the artist in pencil. 14 1/16 x 11 1/4 inche...
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LE PENSEUR DE NOTRE DAME
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Portland, ME
Arms, John Taylor. LE PENSEUR DE NOTRE DAME. F.136. Etching, 1923. 1st State, edition of 150. 12 5/8 x 10 1/8 inches; 322 x 252 mm. Signed in pencil. In excellent condition. Framed.
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The Balcony (Venetian Gateway).
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
The Balcony (Venetian Gateway). 1931. Etching. Fletcher catalog 237 state iii. 8 1/16 x 5 1/16 (sheet 12 5/8 x 10 1/16). Edition 110 (plus 34 trial proofs). Italian series #21. Publi...
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1930s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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American Cathedral (The Woolworth Building).
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
American Cathedral (The Woolworth Building). 1921. Etching. Fletcher 107. 17 x 6 5/8 (sheet 21 1/2 x 9 1/8). Edition 75. Provenance: estate of David Llewellyn Reese, New York. An ext...
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Église Saint Michel, Pont L'Évêque.
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
1927. Etching. Fletcher 198. 9 1/4 x 4 4/8 (sheet 10 3/4 x 7 7/18). Edition 117. French Church Series #17. Illustrated: Dorothy Noyes Arms, Churches of France, p. 40; Beall, American...
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Volterra. The Town in the Clouds.
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
1927. Etching. Fletcher 196. 7 15/16 x 8 1/4 (sheet 12 7/8 x 11 5/8). Edition 100. Italian series #12. Illustrated: Dorothy Noyes Arms, Hill Towns and Cities of Northern Italy, p. 30...
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Drypoint, Etching

Il Sacro Monte, Varese.
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
1927. Etching. Fletcher 191. 8 x 7 1/2 (sheet 13 3/4 x 10 3/8). Edition 100. Italian series #9. Illustrated:Dorothy Noyes Arms, Hill Towns and Cities of Northern Italy, p. 110. A fin...
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Shadows of Venice. (Il Ponte di Rialto, Venezia)
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
1930. Etching and aquatint. Fletcher catalog 229 state g ii. 10 1/8 x 12 (sheet 11 5/8 x 16 1/2). Italian Series, plate #16. Edition 140 (+ 14 trial proofs). Illustrated: Dorothy Noy...
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1930s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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Aquatint, Etching

Rio del Santi Apostoli, Venice.
By John Taylor Arms
Located in Storrs, CT
Rio del Santi Apostoli, Venice. 1930. Etching. Fletcher 226 catalog state .ii. 8 x 6 (sheet 9 3/4 x 14 1/4). Edition 100 (+ 10 trial proofs). Italian series #4. Illustrated: Dorothy ...
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1920s American Modern John Taylor Arms Art

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