Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953

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From the description of John Taylor Arms papers, 1923-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122606

John Taylor Arms was an American artist, known for his architectural etchings. Born in Washington, D.C., he attended Princeton as a pre-law student, but transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study architecture. He moved to New York, and was working as an architectural draftsman when his wife bought him an etching kit as a Christmas gift, revealing his natural ability. He taught himself the art of etching, gaining inspiration from works of James McNeill Whistler; after serving in World War I, he devoted his life to his art. An excellent draftsman, Arms travelled throughout the world making precise architectural drawings, returning to the studio to render the etchings with a sewing needle set in a wooden handle. His work was popular, and helped to revive the art of etching, in combination with his numerous lectures and books on the subject.

From the description of John Taylor Arms card to Dear sirs, 1943 May 19. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 166922795

Printmaker; Fairfield, Ct. and Washington, D.C.

Served as president of the Society of American Etchers. Studied architecture before turning to etching and printmaking.

From the description of John Taylor Arms papers, 1910-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515233

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. Aspiration, La Madeleine, Verneuil-Sur-Avre [graphic] / John Taylor Arms. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. John Taylor Arms papers, 1923-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-2010. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981. William Meyerowitz and Theresa F. Bernstein papers, 1915-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ferne, Hortense T., 1885-1976. Hortense Ferne papers, 1889-1951. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Louis Lozowick Papers, 1922-1974 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Leighton, Clare, 1899-. Clare Leighton papers, 1931-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Weitenkampf, Frank, 1866-1962. Frank Weitenkampf letters, 1889-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Nason, Thomas W. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1927-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988. Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum records, 1823-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003 (bulk 1909-1984) Archives of American Art
creatorOf Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965. Abraham Walkowitz papers, 1904-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Levine, Jack, 1915-. Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor. [John Taylor Arms] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Barker, Albert W. (Albert Winslow), 1874-1947. Albert Winslow Barker selected papers, 1903-1947. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-. Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn McVeigh, Blanche. Blanche McVeigh papers, 1920-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James Boyd Collection of New York City Etchings, 1861-1940, undated (Bulk 1910-1939) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf American Academy of Arts and Letters. American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ward, Lynd, 1905-. Lynd Ward papers, 1934-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Grosz papers, 1893-1981 (inclusive) 1919-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Albee, Grace. Grace Albee papers, 1890-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Grosz papers, 1893-1981 (inclusive) 1919-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Abraham Walkowitz papers, 1904-1969 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kent, Norman, 1903-1972. Norman Kent papers, 1939-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wickey, Harry. Harry Wickey papers, 1918-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Greenbaum, Dorothea S. Dorothea S. Greenbaum scrapbooks, 1923-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980. A. Hyatt Mayor papers, 1815-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953,. French lace [graphic] / JTA [monogram]. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. John Taylor Arms papers, 1910-1952. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Peterson, Isabel. Isabel Peterson papers, 1942-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Norman Kent Papers, 1920-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Jack Levine papers, 1923-1999 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Castellón, Federico. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1933-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf De Martelly, John Stockton, 1903-1980. John Stockton De Martelly papers, 1907-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953. Thornton Oakley papers, 1906-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Childs, Charles. Charles Childs interview, 1972 Apr. 18-1972 May 12. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Letterio Calapai Papers, 1932-1989 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Grant T. Reynard Papers, 1930-1966 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Adolf and Virginia Dehn papers, 1912-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alan Dunn and Mary Petty Papers, 1907-1972 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. John Taylor Arms card to Dear sirs, 1943 May 19. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Eliot Candee Clark Papers, 1910-1969 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961. William Mills Ivins papers, 1878-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Artists for Victory, Inc. Artists for Victory, Inc. records, 1942-1946. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf New York World's Fair (1939-1940). New York World's Fair 1939-1940 records, 1935-1945, bulk (1939-1940). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. John Taylor Arms artist file. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
referencedIn Huntley, Victoria Hutson, 1900-. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1942-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Society of American Graphic Artists. Letter, 1936, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf New Britain Museum of American Art. New Britain Museum of American Art records, 1907-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Childs, Charles,. Oral history interview with Charles Childs, 1972 Apr. 18-1972 May 12 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Adolf and Virginia Dehn papers, 1912-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Childs, Charles,. Oral history interview with Charles Childs, 1972 Apr. 18-May 12 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Williams, Keith Shaw, 1905-1951. Keith Shaw Williams papers, 1920-1950. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Society of American Graphic Artists. Society of American Graphic Artists records, 1916-1992. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Philadelphia Museum of Art. Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Archives of American Art collection, 1866-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn O'Hara, Ruth,. Ruth O'Hara papers concerning her print collection, 1912-1951. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Adolf and Virginia Dehn and Dehn family papers, 1912-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Fine Art Prints of New York City, 1870-2003 (Bulk 1900-1940) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Grolier Club. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1913-1946. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Fletcher, William Dolan. William Dolan Fletcher collection on John Taylor Arms, undated. Fairfield Historical Society Library
creatorOf Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1933-1955. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Edward Sanford Martin correspondence and compositions, 1882-1939 (inclusive), 1900-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1910-1960, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Albee, Grace. person
associatedWith American Academy of Arts and Letters. corporateBody
associatedWith American National Committee of Engraving, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Artists for Victory, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Associated American Artists. corporateBody
associatedWith Barker, Albert W. (Albert Winslow), 1874-1947. person
associatedWith Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936. person
associatedWith Calapai, Letterio, 1902- person
associatedWith Castellón, Federico. person
associatedWith Childs, Charles, person
associatedWith Church of the Madeleine (Verneuil-sur-Avre, France) corporateBody
associatedWith Church of the Notre Dame (Aveyron, France) corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, Eliot Candee, 1883- person
associatedWith Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. person
associatedWith De Martelly, John Stockton, 1903-1980. person
associatedWith Dunn, Alan, 1900- person
associatedWith Ferne, Hortense T., 1885-1976. person
associatedWith Fletcher, William Dolan. person
associatedWith Greenbaum, Dorothea S. person
associatedWith Grolier Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Grosz, George, 1893-1959 person
associatedWith Huntley, Victoria Hutson, 1900- person
associatedWith Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961. person
associatedWith John Taylor Arms, person
associatedWith Kent, Norman, 1903-1972. person
associatedWith Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960. person
associatedWith Leighton, Clare, 1899- person
associatedWith Levine, Jack, 1915- person
associatedWith Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973 person
correspondedWith Martin, Edward Sanford, 1856-1939 person
associatedWith Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980. person
associatedWith McVeigh, Blanche. person
associatedWith Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981. person
associatedWith Milch Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Nason, Thomas W. person
associatedWith National Academy of Design (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New Britain Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940) corporateBody
associatedWith Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953. person
associatedWith O'Hara, Ruth, person
associatedWith Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984. person
associatedWith Peterson, Isabel. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Reynard, Grant T., 1887-1968 person
associatedWith Roi Partridge person
associatedWith Society of American Etchers. corporateBody
associatedWith Society of American Graphic Artists. corporateBody
associatedWith Society of Etchers, Gravers, Lithographers and Woodcutters. corporateBody
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965. person
associatedWith Ward, Lynd, 1905- person
associatedWith Weitenkampf, Frank, 1866-1962. person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Wickey, Harry. person
associatedWith William Mills Ivins person
associatedWith Williams, Keith Shaw, 1905-1951. person
associatedWith Zigrosser, Carl, 1891- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Aveyron (France)
Verneuil-sur-Avre (France)
United States
United States
Subject
Printing--Societies, etc
Printmakers
Prints--Technique
Etchers
Etchers--20th century--Correspondence
Occupation
Artists
Function

Person

Birth 1887-04-19

Death 1953

Americans

English

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