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Storytelling in Miniature

John Taylor Arms
American, 1887–1953

Church of St. Jean, Laigle (Orne)

Etching, 1940
3 x 2 7/8 in.
Gift of Doreen C. Spitzer in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Ward M. Canaday, 1976.81

The drawings that John Taylor Arms produced while travelling in the 1920s and 1930s allowed him to continue to create prints during World War II of the European architecture he so admired. Occasionally, he would employ photographs of the subject as a reminder of the finer architectural details not rendered in his drawings.