Lawrence died on 9 June 2000. Lawrence’s subject matter and painting style remained relatively consistent through his career. His subjects range from street scenes to the lives of important African Americans to powerful narrative series–chronicles of the afflictions endured by African Americans.
How old is Jacob Lawrence?
82 years (1917–2000)
Jacob Lawrence / Age at death
Why did Jacob Lawrence start painting?
There, during his participation in community art workshops, Lawrence quickly discovered his love of art through the encouragement of teachers such as painter Charles Alston. Throughout the 1930s, Lawrence’s art was inspired by the cultural visionaries of the Harlem Renaissance.
What kind of art did Jacob Lawrence create?