Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence bio

Birth Name: Jacob Lawrence

Occupation: Painter

Place Of Birth: Atlantic City

Date Of Birth: September 7, 1917

Date Of Death: June 9, 2000

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Jacob Lawrence was born on the 7th of September, 1917. He was known for being a Painter. Painter influenced by Cubism and the Harlem Renaissance and best known for his African-American-themed work that portrayed their struggles for equality.

Jacob Lawrence was born in Atlantic City. He dropped out of school when he was 16 years old, but eventually took classes at the Harlem Art Workshop. He was 23 when he presented his 60-panel “Migration Series” to the public. He taught art for a time at the University of Washington.

Jacob Lawrence was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Jacob Lawrence is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Jacob’s Jacob Lawrence attended Harlem Art Workshop, Harlem Community Art Center.


Jacob Lawrence’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Jacob Lawrence’s parents.

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Jacob Lawrence was born in the Year of the Serpent.

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Zodiac Sign: Jacob Lawrence was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Jacob Lawrence was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Jacob Lawrence had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Jacob Lawrence’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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