Bob Ross

Bob Ross
Bob Ross painting a landscape on an easel. The picture includes trees, a river, a mountain, and clouds.
Publicity photo of Ross with his easel
Born
Robert Norman Ross

(1942-10-29)October 29, 1942
DiedJuly 4, 1995(1995-07-04) (aged 52)
Occupation
  • Painter
  • art instructor
  • television host
Years active1981–1994
Spouse(s)
  • Vivian Ridge
    (m. 1965; div. 1977)
  • Jane Ross
    (m. 1977; died 1992)
  • Lynda Brown
    (m. 1995)
Children2
Military career
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1961–1981
RankE7 USAF MSgt 1967-1991.svg Master Sergeant
Websitebobross.com

Robert Norman Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Ross subsequently became widely known via his posthumous internet presence.[1][2][3]

  1. ^ "Bob Ross Was an Internet Celebrity Before the Internet". Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bob Ross Biography". The Biography.com. Biography com. August 4, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Perez, Sarah. "After Pulling In 5.6M Viewers, Twitch Is Keeping Bob Ross On The Air". TechCrunch. Verizon Media. Retrieved July 19, 2019.

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