The Surprisingly Mysterious Life of Famed Artist Bob Ross

The Surprisingly Mysterious Life of Famed Artist Bob Ross

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Amongst the pantheon of notable public television personalities, Bob Ross easily ranks alongside the likes of Mr Rogers and Elmo as a star who is almost universally loved and respected by the public. Despite being famous the world over for his balmy, soothing demeanour, his show The Joy of Painting and his amazing ‘fro, we know surprisingly little about arguably one of the best known artists in modern times.

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Image Credit:

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20 Responses

  1. Eric Dickson-Peppler says:

    I literally JUST discovered Bob Ross about a month ago. He is like a god king of ASMR. He has actually greatly helped me fall asleep over the last month!

  2. Daisaun White says:

    He was a G in that Boondocks episode.

  3. Orlando Ford says:

    if he was still around for youtube he would’ve made some more excellent content (and yes the youtube channel with ALL his episodes is fantastic)

  4. KENDRICK DEL ORBE says:

    Dat Fro Do

  5. KinderSquad says:

    Hey guys! Vsauce here!

  6. ChrisD4335 says:

    So bob ross basically stole this Bill Alexanders guys show after copying his painting style exactly? hmm

  7. ibkillah says:

    Can Simon whistle though?

  8. benny2700 says:

    I can’t imagine Bob Ross screaming

  9. Maurice Gatdula says:

    artist death match… that’s awesome

  10. Awesome Guy says:

    Why is 20/20 vision called that?

  11. dr.k build says:

    saw bob ross, clicked.

  12. Laura K says:

    great episode. i grew up watching bob ross. i found it fascinating that he could paint so quickly.

  13. John Webster says:

    I knew he was a humble guy but not this humble. Real shame hes gone.

  14. Rob Hardin says:

    Such a humble human being, a rare trait nowadays.

  15. mightyvoovoo says:

    Somebody disliked the video, its okay, just a happy mistake.

  16. Mohammed Jamal says:

    you should have brought up the fame he is getting through twitch.tv where his episodes are being displayed everyday

  17. Ishigami4Players says:

    So Bob Ross bbasically thought abstract art is rubbish… I like him even more now lol.

  18. Paul Sanders says:

    “There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”
    -Bob Ross

  19. Eric Stoverink says:

    Comparing Bob Ross, (calm soothing voice), Mr. Rodgers, (calm soothing voice), and Elmo ( voice reminiscent of a cat in heat dragging her claws across a chalkboard).

  20. CarlottaART says:

    I have always been so inspired by Bob Ross. I started watching him years ago and still do to this day. I wrote to him, back when we still wrote letters and asked if I could have a signed photograph. Sure enough he honored my request and to this day I have a signed photograph of Bob Ross, I truly cherish it. I went on to study art in college and thanks to Bob’s inspiration I now instruct my own art classes. Thank you Bob Ross!!!

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