The painter Jacob Lawrence died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Painter influenced by Cubism and the Harlem Renaissance and best known for his African-American-themed work that portrayed their struggles for equality.
He and his siblings moved to New York City when he was 13, where he mother sent him to a Harlem-based arts and crafts settlement house for classes as a way to occupy his time. He married fellow painter Gwendolyn Knight in 1941.