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Bob Ross

Born: 1942-10-29 - Died: 1995-07-04
Cause of Death:
Lymphoma


Death Summary: Bob Ross died at the age of 52 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida from lymphoma.

Who was Bob Ross : Ross was a painter who is best known for his television show “The Joy of Paining”, which was shown on public broadcast stations across the United States.

During each episode Ross would show viewers the art of oil painting using the quick-study technique that kept colors to a minimum and broke the whole process down to simple steps that anyone could follow.

Ross is known for painting landscapes, mainly lakes, mountains, and snow scenes. His paintings were heavily influenced by his time in the Air Force, where he was stationed in Alaska.

Ross stated once on his show that one of his favorite parts about painting was simply cleaning the brush, specifically drying the brush off. He would dip the brush into the cleaner then gently hit it across the legs of his easel. He would often say, “Beat the devil out of it.”.

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross ran from 1983 – 1995.
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