Original Bob Ross painting rediscovered in Duluth


The star piece of Monday, Jan. 13’s exhibition opening was scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. and leave at 7 p.m. Until then, there was an empty easel among the featured drawings, paintings and sculptures featured in the Transformative Power of Public Television Art Show at the Zeitgeist Arts building.

Ultimately, it arrived a little early. The small painting (year, date, circumstances unknown) was propped in a place of prominence with, fittingly, artist Mary Plaster’s larger-than-life Mr. Rogers puppet looming behind it.

There was much buzz about this rare sighting.

“What I heard is a lot of people talking, ‘Did you get a chance to see the Bob Ross?’” Larry Erickson, WDSE-WRPT’s director of engineering and operations reported the next day.

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