Art Brokerage: Jacob Lawrence American Artist: b. 1917-2000. Lawrence Jacob was active as both a painter and art educator. He taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in 1946, and later at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the New School for Social Research in New York. In 1971, Jacob Lawrence became a professor of painting at the University of Washington in Seattle. In Jacob Lawrence's later career Lawrence was also known for his serigraphs (silkscreens), many of them versions of series of paintings completed in earlier years, as well as for his book illustrations. Jacob Lawrence was still drawing and painting in preparation for still another series of works when Lawrence died in Seattle in 2000. Art Brokerage has clients waiting to purchase Jacob Lawrence prints and original paintings. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.