Bob Ross

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Bob Ross

Early LifeBob Ross, television's famous painting instructor, was born Robert Norman Ross in Daytona, Florida, on October 29, 1942. He was raised in Orlando, Florida. After dropping out of school in the ninth grade, Ross served in the U.S. Air Force. During his service, he took his first painting lesson at an Anchorage, Alaska United Service Organizations club. From that point on, he was "hooked," a term he would use frequently during his years as a painting instructor.

Bob RossRobert Norman Ross

By: Heath Crenshaw

Bob Ross, born in Florida on October 29, 1942, discovered oil painting while he was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in the early 1960s. He studied the "wet-on-wet" technique, which allowed him to produce complete paintings in less than an hour. He then became an instructor himself, eventually teaching a TV audience of millions on the PBS show The Joy of Painting..

Quotes"We don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents."– Bob Ross"Any way you want it to be, that's just right."– Bob Ross"That's a crooked tree. We'll send him to Washington."– Bob Ross

Later in lifeThe majority of his paintings were donated to charities of PBS. Ross remains one of the best-known and highest-paid American painters.

"The Joy of Painting"TV Career Tought wet-on-wet (oil paints are applied directly on top of one another. 1983-1994.Paintings in 30 minutes

The Joy of Painting