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Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

Bob Ross appeared on public television for 11 years. In 381 episodes, he taught America how to make a painting.

But when one of our colleagues decided he wanted to buy one of these paintings, a simple search yielded odd results. There were hundreds of landscapes on offer in the “style of Bob Ross” or “inspired by Bob Ross” (he did, after all, teach viewers precisely how to reproduce his canvases) — but none credibly sourced to the man himself.

Perhaps they were in a museum? Or on the walls of some PBS affiliate somewhere? There were no auction results, and certainly none (that we could find) for sale.

The internet, of course, had noticed this as well. Animated threads on Reddit

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