Robert Norman “Bob” Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor, and television host.
With his calm, patient demeanor, Ross came to prominence as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, a television program that ran for twelve years on PBS stations in the United States. He parlayed this success into a commercial “Bob Ross” brand: an industry of art books and supplies. He died of lymphoma in 1995 at the age of 52.
Well, this explains why his show was on KBYU for 10 years. They were just laying groundwork for his eventual baptism.
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