Jacob Lawrence By: Nathanial Harrison
Birth date and date of death • Birth date: September 7, 1917 • Death date: June 9, 2000
Early life • Jacobs mother enrolled him in an after school program in Harlem.His parents separated so his. Mother deposited him and his two younger siblings in foster care.
Adult life • In 1937, Lawrence won a scholarship to the American Artists School in New York. When he graduated in 1939, he received funding from the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project.
What job did he have • He was an artist who created wonderful paintings.
What was he well known for • He is well known for his work on the migration series, and other series.
Pieces of work he did • These only few of the pieces of art that he did in the migration series.
Interesting Facts • He was born in the state and city of Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was born on September 7, 1917. • He died on June 9, 2000. He was 82 when he died. • He got married to a fellow artist named Gwendolyn Night.
Sites • http://whitney.org/www/jacoblawrence/meet/lifes_work.html • http://www.biography.com/people/jacob-lawrence-9375562?page=1 • http://www.phillipscollection.org/collection/migration-series/index.aspx • http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5120 • http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2000/06/lawr-j16.html