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Bob Ross

Bob Ross at his easel
Born October 29, 1942(1942-10-29)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Died July 4, 1995 (aged 52)
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Bob Norman Ross (born October 29, 1942 in Daytona Beach, Florida; died July 4, 1995 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida) was an American painter and television host.[1] (c) Bob Ross Inc. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daytona redirects here. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... New Smyrna Beach New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daytona redirects here. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... New Smyrna Beach New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ...


With his calm, patient nature, Ross came to prominence as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, a long-running television program on public broadcast stations in the United States. The Joy of Painting was an American television show hosted by Bob Ross that taught viewers basic techniques for landscape oil painting. ... Public broadcasting is a form of public service broadcasting (PSB) intended to serve the diverse needs of the viewing or listening public. ...


Ross died of lymphoma at the age of 52.[1] This article is about lymphoma in humans. ...

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Biography

Early life and career

Ross spent ten years keeping medical records for the U.S. Air Force, which is where he first started painting.[2] After leaving the Air Force, he studied with William Alexander before becoming famous worldwide with his own television program.[1] Seal of the Air Force. ...


He studied mechanics in college, and while he never studied at any upper-level design academies or fine arts schools, he did state once that he had attended art school "as a pup." Ross was known for his fondness for wildlife, including caring for orphaned squirrels and other little animals until they were old enough to take care of themselves.[citation needed]


Ross has a son Steven from his first marriage to Lydia. Steven occasionally appeared on The Joy of Painting and is a Bob Ross-certified instructor.[1] Ross and Lydia's marriage ended in divorce in 1981. Ross married again, this time to Jane. Jane died of cancer in 1993.[1] AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Television show

Ross is best known as the host of the public television series The Joy of Painting, which ran from 1983 to 1995 and is still shown in reruns in many broadcast areas. During each half-hour segment, Ross would instruct viewers in the art of oil painting using a quick-study technique that kept colors to a minimum and broke paintings down into simple steps that anyone could follow.[2] Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... The Joy of Painting was an American television show hosted by Bob Ross that taught viewers basic techniques for landscape oil painting. ... Mona Lisa, Oil on wood panel painting by Leonardo da Vinci. ...


Ross acknowledged that the appearances of the landscapes he painted (typically mountains, lakes, and snow and log cabin scenes) were strongly influenced by his years living in Alaska, where he was stationed for the majority of his Air Force career. He repeatedly stated on the show his belief that everyone had inherent artistic talent and could become accomplished artists given time, practice, and encouragement, and to this end was often fond of saying, "We don't make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents." Ross later founded his own successful line of art supplies and how-to books, and also offered painting classes taught by instructors trained in the "Bob Ross method". When asked about his laid-back approach to painting and eternally calm and contented demeanor, he once commented: "I got a letter from somebody here a while back, and they said, 'Bob, everything in your world seems to be happy.' That's for sure. That's why I paint. It's because I can create the kind of world that I want, and I can make this world as happy as I want it. Shoot, if you want bad stuff, watch the news." For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ...


Ross also filmed wildlife footage, squirrels in particular, usually from his own garden. Small animals often appeared on his show, even during some of his trickier works, as he would often take in injured or abandoned squirrels and other assorted wildlife and look after them.


Painting

Ross utilized the wet-on-wet oil painting technique, in which the painter continues adding paint on top of still wet paint rather than waiting a lengthy amount of time to allow each layer of paint to dry.[2] Combining this method with the use of large painting knives and fan brushes allowed Ross to paint trees, water, clouds and mountains in a matter of seconds. Wet-on-wet is a painting technique that is well-known as being the primary method of painting used by Bob Ross. ... Different styles of paintbrushes The term brush refers to a variety of devices mainly with bristles, wire or other filament of any possible material used mainly for cleaning, grooming hair, painting, deburring and other kinds of surface finishing, but also for many other purposes like (but not limited to) seals...


In many episodes of The Joy of Painting, Ross noted that one of his favorite parts of painting was cleaning the brush, specifically the act of drying off a brush, which he had dipped in cleaner and rapped it against the easel frame. He would often smile and even laugh out loud regularly during this practice as he, in his words, "Beat the devil out of it."


After his death, Bob Ross Incorporated donated most of his paintings to charities and public television stations. Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ...


Video game

In March 2006, AGFRAG Entertainment Group announced that it was in the process of developing a Bob Ross game for the Nintendo DS and Wii systems, as well as a PC version. The games were said to focus on the art of painting, based on Ross' Joy of Painting series.[3] In December 2006, Bob Ross Incorporated dropped AGFRAG from the project and began searching for a new developer.[4] The Nintendo DS (sometimes abbreviated NDS or more commonly DS) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bob Ross, 52, Dies; Was Painter on TV", The New York Times, 1995-07-13. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Bob Ross Bio - Bob Ross Biography - Bob Ross Stories
  3. ^ Casamassina, Matt (2006-03-31). Bob Ross Paints on Revolution: Yes, it's true - the famous cult painter goes virtual on Nintendo's new generation platform.. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved on 2007-10-21.
  4. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (2006-12-07). Bob Ross Game Still On, Folks. Kotaku. Retrieved on 2007-10-21.

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