Bob served 20 years in the United States Air Force, where he kept medical records and taught himself to paint.
Bob almost always signed his paintings with red paint.
Bob's father was a carpenter.
Bob Ross married Lydia Ross in 1995.
Bob studied engineering in college.
Bob was a vegetarian.
In March 2006, Bob Ross Inc. announced plans to license rights to develop a Bob Ross video game.
There is a Louisana band called "The Bob Ross Experience" .
People have been known to pay $375.00 an hour to learn Bob's painting techniques.
From time to time, Bob would tell stories as a child such as when he had an alligator who once constantly chomped at Ross's fingers until finally it was let go, and an armadillo who destroyed practically everything in his father's carpentry workshop.
Was once at an art demo at a mall and was chased down to the mall's parking lot by traditionalist painters carrying buckets of water and shouting at Bob to "Scat!".
His show, "The Joy of Painting", ran for 11 years.
He is on a T-Shirt that can be found at most Target stores everywhere.
Appeared on a promo for MTV which he painted and it became the MTV logo and declared MTV to be the land of "happy little trees".
Known for his "happy little clouds" in several paintings.
He had a pet squirrel named Peapod.
He has a son named Steve Ross.
He had a divorce with his (ex) wife Jane in 1993.
He was in New Smyrna Beach, Florida when he died.
His parents were Jack Ross (father) and Ollie Ross (mother).
He has been parodied on the shows Family Guy and Buzz.
He was in a promo for MTV.
He started to paint in Alaska, where he was stationed by the Air Force.
He learned to paint on his own.
He made the wet-on-wet painting technique.
Bob Ross' former business associate Annette Kowalski runs Bob Ross Incorporated.
He once was in the U.S. Air Force.
Bob claimed he once had a pet alligator that used to bite his fingers.
He spent his youth in Daytona Beach, Florida.
His original oil paintings were donated to charity or PBS stations after his death.
Bob Ross: (referring to his career) I'd like to wish you happy painting and God bless my friend.
Bob Ross: Little bit of black, a little bit of blue. Some criss-cross strokes, or little x's, whatever you want to call them. Whatever. There you go.