Jacob Lawrence (American, b.1917, d.2000)

Date of birth
Sep 17 1917
Date of death
Jun 09 2000
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Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, studied art under the renowned African American artist Charles Alston, and eventually attended the American Artists School in New York. After working on various projects for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), he moved to Harlem to pursue his career as a studio artist. Three decades later, in 1971, he accepted a position at the University of Washington as a full professor. Lawrence committed the rest of his career to teaching, as well as producing paintings, prints, and large public works.


Works by this artist