Artists Unique To Florida: Bob Ross

If you’re a fan of public television as Katrina and I are and are over 50, you will remember Bob Ross. A native Floridian from New Smyrna Beach (born Robert Norman Ross), he was known for his dedication to art, his teaching on how to paint and his gentle good-humored monotone while deftly illustrating his brush stroke and dabbing technique to viewers on his regular PBS TV show. His steady confident narrations, and calm demeanor full of  philosophy, all delivered while painting could put you to sleep… in spite of his fright-wig of curly hair trying to scare you awake.

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Indeed, his gentle narration and casual hippie artisan persona were a far cry from his days as drill sergeant in the Air Force, where he earned a reputation for being tough and rugged.

This past week we were honored to have been consigned for sale a Bob Ross original oil painting. While each of his paintings was unique, this one, large and of a winter scene, came with a letter from the consignor detailing how it was acquired at a Pittsburgh PBS charity auction, donated by Ross himself.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We expect to receive a record-breaking  price for this work.

Bob Ross oil painting


We are including this painting with our auction of Highwaymen paintings, and believe it will attract great interest. We feel, as he was a Florida artist, there are many more of Ross’s works out there. Do you have one?

Please note that most of Ross’s work will not bring this much (those that are less colorful and without provenance      may dictate a much lower price).

Give us a call if you have artwork for sale. We will buy for cash or you can consign to our internationally acclaimed auction site.

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This is an archival article formerly written and is for informational purposes only. The valuations in this article have likely changed since it was first written.

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