Jacob Lawrence Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Jacob Lawrence (Jacob Armstead Lawrence)

Last Updated: 11 Sep, 2023 | Views: 432

Age: 82

Profession: Painter

Other Profession(s): Visual Artist

Famous For: Paintings portraying African-American life

Jacob Lawrence Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
17 Sep, 1917 (82 Years 08 Months 23 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New Jersey

Birth District
Atlantic City

Birth Sign



Died on
09 Jun, 2000

Cause of Death
Lung Cancer

Jacob Lawrence Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Jacob Lawrence, a well known American painter, was born in New Jersey. One of the most significant African American painters of the 20th century was Jacob Lawrence, an American painter and printer. In Harlem, New York, Lawrence was raised in abject poverty. At a young age, he started painting and drawing, going to the American Artists School after studying at the Harlem Art Workshop.

Jacob Lawrence Career:

Jacob continued to work as an artist up until his passing in 2000, and his creations have continued to inspire and have an impact on audiences and new generations of artists.

Lawrence's use of vivid colours, simple forms, and dramatic compositions define his style.

His works are included in the collections of important museums and organisations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art York and the National Museum of American Painting in Washington, D.C. 

He worked in a number of media, include painting, printmaking, and murals.

Jacob was particularly interested in African American history and the experiences of common people.

His works frequently discuss issues of social justice, such as the Westward Expansion of African Americans from the rural South to a urban North and the Civil Rights Movement. 

Jacob Lawrence Awards:

Lawrence was honoured with various accolades throughout his career, including the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Medal of Arts.

The paintings in Lawrence's series, which consist of a series of vibrant, emotional imagery, are his most famous works. 

Jacob Lawrence Unknown Facts:

At 16, Jacob graduated from high school, but he continued to frequent art galleries and attended talks and exhibits just at 135th Street City Library in Harlem.

Jacob Lawrence Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In Feet & Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 76 kg
In Pounds 167 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Jacob Lawrence Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Jacob Lawrence

Mother's Name
Rosa Lee Lawrence

Gwendolyn Knight

William Hale

Geraldine Lawrence

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