Bob Ross is one of the most beloved painters of his generation, and he focused almost exclusively on the outdoors. Depicting the “happy trees” and “friendly mountains” of Alaska and the greater western U.S. for his TV show, The Joy of Painting, he earned a following that has only grown since his death. But surprisingly little is known about his life. Famously private, he granted only a handful of interviews and never really spoke about his deeper motivations. So how should we remember Bob Ross, and what does his art say about the natural world? Data journalist Walter Hickey took on these questions, analyzing all 381 of the paintings Ross did for his show. What he found will have you looking at the artist in a whole new light.
BY LINDA HALL From: http://www.the-daily-record.com WOOSTER — Bob Ross look-alikes were one of the features at the Wooster Arts & Music Fest, living up to Main Street Wooster’s #uniquelywooster hashtag. With wigs to match the late painter and television personality’s singular style, they paraded through Market Street and the square on Saturday, striking various poses […]
From Ever Widening Circles You may remember the painter Bob Ross from his famed PBS show or his portrayals in pop culture. But, do you know the story of how he came to be the permed happy painter we know and love today? In recent years, he has ascended to internet fame. But why? What […]
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