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Bob Ross, in full Robert Norman Ross, (born October 29, 1942, Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.—died July 4, 1995, New Smyrna Beach, Florida), painter and television personality whose popular PBS television show The Joy of Painting (1983–94) made him a household name as the painting teacher to the masses.

Ross was raised in Orlando, Florida. After completing one year of high school and working for a time as a carpenter with his father, Ross enlisted at age 18 in the United States Air Force. While stationed in Alaska, he took his first painting class at a U.S.O. club in the early 1960s.

However, he learned the technique that would make his career—the wet-on-wet (alla prima) oil paintingtechnique—from television painting instructor Bill Alexander, whose show, The Magic of Oil Painting, aired on PBS from 1974 to 1982. The wet-on-wet technique involved applying oil paint on top of still-wet oil paint, rather than waiting between layers for the paint to dry. This allowed the composition to be completed quickly, which made the technique particularly suitable for the half-hour television program structure. Ross painted prolifically while serving in the military and sold paintings of the Alaskan landscape to tourists. In 1981 he retired from the military and sought out private painting lessons with Alexander, eventually taking the place of (and proving much more successful than) his teacher on PBS. The Joy of Painting premiered in 1983 and ran for 11 years.

Ross projected a loveable hippie persona, sporting a permed afro and denim shirts and jeans and a soothing and intimate speaking voice that made the viewer feel as if it were a personal, one-on-one painting lesson. He also amazed viewers with his effortless painting method, creating detailed landscapes over the course of 30 minutes with the help of a housepainting brush and a palette knife, chatting and offering words of encouragement as he painted. Over the years, his folksy approach and references to “happy little” trees and clouds endeared him further to his fans. Ross went on to market his painting technique and establish a hugely successful company (Bob Ross Inc.) selling instructional books, videos, and a line of art supplies and offering painting workshops with teachers trained in his method, all of which continued to be profitable in the 21st century. He died of lymphoma at age 52.

Let's paint tv -Friday night, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 0.1 in
United States
$545
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BOBS NIGHTMARE, Paintings image

Paintings, 35.4 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 in
Germany
$940
Bob Ross Rotting (watercolor study  I), Paintings image

Paintings, 12 W x 15 H x 0 in
United States
$960
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Sleepless N Purr, Paintings image

Paintings, 14 W x 11 H x 2 in
United States
$246
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Renewing waters, Paintings image

Paintings, 18 W x 24 H x 1 in
United States
$370
Peaceful setting, Paintings image

Paintings, 24 W x 18 H x 1 in
United States
$275
Bomb Ross - The Joy of Writing/Spraypainting, Paintings image

Paintings, 23.6 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 in
Germany
$1 340
Arden Ponds Trail, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 0.1 in
United States
$2 360
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Misty Mountain Stream, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 20 H x 5 in
United States
$968
Distant Mountain Deep Blue Seascape Oil Painting, Paintings image

Paintings, 24 W x 18 H x 0.1 in
United States
$195
Untouched Beauty, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 18 H x 1 in
United States
$545
Volcano Glade, Paintings image

Paintings, 19 W x 15 H x 1 in
United Kingdom
$295
Bob Ross-erfall, Paintings image

Paintings, 18 W x 24 H x 0.8 in
United States
$300
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Rainbow in mountains, Paintings image

Paintings, 11.8 W x 11.8 H x 0.8 in
Switzerland
$399
Bob Ross, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 0.5 in
United States
$130
Life's patterns, Paintings image

Paintings, 24 W x 18 H x 1 in
United States
$440
For-Rest, Paintings image

Paintings, 15.7 W x 11.8 H x 0.4 in
United Kingdom
$345
The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross, Paintings image

Paintings, 10 W x 12 H x 0.6 in
$321
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Waves of tranquility, Paintings image

Paintings, 18 W x 24 H x 1 in
United States
$370
Where I belong, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 12 H x 0.1 in
United States
$236
Echos in the mountains, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 20 H x 1.2 in
snow mountain, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 0.1 in
United States
$297
Little House with mountain view, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 0.1 in
United States
$499
Echos in the mountains, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 20 H x 1.2 in
scenery art, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 0.1 in
United States
$199
Ebony Sunset, Paintings image

Paintings, 15 W x 15 H x 1 in
United Arab Emirates
$135
Bob Ross Is Dead, Paintings image

Paintings, 48 W x 38 H x 2 in
United States
$3 270
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Four Bobs Swimming, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 20 H x 0.1 in
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United States
$860
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Visiting the Quiet, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 20 H x 2 in
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United States
$325
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Snow On Rocky Mountains, Paintings image

Paintings, 36 W x 24 H x 1.5 in
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United Kingdom
$495
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Reclaimed Bob Ross, Paintings image

Paintings, 18 W x 24 H x 1 in
United States
Prints from $95
a walk through lavender field, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 14 H x 1 in
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United States
$250
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Mist At Dawn 3, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 16 H x 0.8 in
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United Kingdom
$140
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Above the Clouds, Paintings image

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Peaceful Mountain, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 1 in
Canada
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Pink Waters #3, Paintings image

Paintings, 32 W x 27 H x 1 in
United States
Prints from $80
My First Painting, Paintings image

Paintings, 24 W x 18 H x 1 in
United States
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tribute to my teacher Bob Ross, Paintings image

Paintings, 10.6 W x 14.2 H x 0.1 in
United Kingdom
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Broken Glass, Paintings image

Paintings, 20.1 W x 29.9 H x 0 in
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SETI Brook - SOLD, Paintings image

Paintings, 13 W x 11.5 H x 1.5 in
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United Kingdom
$295
Watching the Falls, Paintings image

Paintings, 14 W x 24 H x 2 in
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United States
$245
Land Traveler, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 2 in
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United States
$290
Canvey Summer Isle - SOLD, Paintings image

Paintings, 13 W x 11.5 H x 1.5 in
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United Kingdom
$295
I will not be moved, Paintings image

Paintings, 18 W x 24 H x 1 in
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United States
$395
Pray for Us, Paintings image

Paintings, 7.1 W x 9.1 H x 0.4 in
Tranquility	, Paintings image

Paintings, 15.7 W x 15.7 H x 0.4 in
Buffalo Bob, Paintings image

Paintings, 21.7 W x 25.6 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
People with cats 12, Paintings image

Paintings, 39.4 W x 23.6 H x 0.5 in
United Kingdom
Emma, Paintings image

Paintings, 20 W x 16 H x 1 in
Sundown, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 14 H x 0.5 in
United States
Mighty Beginnings, Paintings image

Paintings, 24 W x 18 H x 0.5 in
Willow Weeping in the River, Paintings image

Paintings, 24 W x 18 H x 0.5 in
Untitled, Paintings image

Paintings, 24 W x 18 H x 0.5 in
Alaskan Midnight, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 10 H x 1 in
Trees, Paintings image

Paintings, 8 W x 12 H x 0.6 in

“The Joy of Painting” host Bob Ross brought warmth to viewers’ hearts with his optimistic outlook and the ability to find beauty in the smallest details. Ross’s acclaimed painting show spanned an impressive 31 seasons until his tragic death in 1995 at age 52. The painter lives on through his encouraging attitude and kind, bearded appearance. Bring Ross to your home or office with our collection of paintings and landscapes inspired by the man himself.

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