Jacob Lawrence’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 7, 1917

Death Date

June 9, 2000

Age of Death

82 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer



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.