Fans of happy little trees are saddened because Steve Ross, grandson of the famous TV painter Steve Ross, was found dead in his Florida home in Janu. 27th. He was just 47 years old. His father Robert “Bob” Ross Jr. said that his son had an unknown medical condition that could have caused his death.
In the world of art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same can be said about art forms, with different strokes for different folks. This arguably rings true when you look at the art of painting and its originator, Steve Ross Bob Ross.
Although he was a successful artist and businessman, his legacy has been overshadowed by his son’s lack of success in either field.
Steve’s role in “The Joy Painting” show?
Steve’s role in “The Joy Painting” show? Steve is a character on the show, “The Joy Painting” and he is on the production crew. Steve does many things for the show behind the scenes including working with limited space backstage to successfully put on this show of bringing joy to others. Steve also acts as stage manager of sorts by making sure everyone is where they are supposed to be for each new scene, whether they are performers or audience members.
The moment I walked into the gallery, my eyes were drawn to a painting that had bright yellow squiggles all over it. A woman sitting two paintings away from me said that the artist behind the work was Steve.
What impressed me most about this painting was not just the bright colors but the title, which read “yellow joy.
Steve Ross Learned From His Father
Steve Ross learned from his father that love was a powerful force. His father always expressed his affection for Steve by holding him, telling him he loved him, and being there for him when he needed a friend. Steve forever cherished those moments with his dad and swore to himself that he would tell his own son the same words every day.
As Steve looked back on his life, he realized that those memories were what made his heart full of love.
When he was eighteen years old, Steve had a paper route and mowed lawns on the weekends as a way to make money for college. After graduating, Ross joined his father’s bankruptcy law firm, but rather than see bankruptcy cases all day long, he wanted to be involved in building something so he left to become Executive Vice President of Oxford Development Company, which helped develop Miami Beach.
Bob Ross’ Son On The Joy of painting
He lost his father at a young age, but Bob Ross’ son has found the joy of painting through his work for the PBS show “The Joy of Painting.” Ron Ross is now 60 years old and he fondly remembers the special moments he had with his dad.
Bob Ross taught him to paint and they often spent time together painting on canvas or working on their favorite paintings. But Bob Ross’ legacy lives on in his son, Keith. A self-taught artist by trade, Keith has spent the last decade exploring his father’s art through his own YouTube show, “The Art of Painting with Keith Bob Ross.”
This show makes painting accessible for all ages and skill levels by using simple instructions to lead viewers through each piece in a clear, easy-to-understand way. His goal is to bring joy to the world in the process.
Why did he disappear from screens and media?
In 1990, Bob Ross was a beloved painter and TV personality. He had a show where he would share his painting techniques on public television, appearing in over 300 episodes of The Joy Of Painting. In 1995, Ross was diagnosed with cancer and died of the disease in July 1995.
Over the next decade, interest in Ross’ work declined and he became a mostly forgotten figure. After a long career in art and television, Bob Ross retired from his spot on PBS in 1994. Now he’s back! The iconic painter is returning to TV screens for the first time since 1994 with his new show “The Joy of Painting”.
Where is Steve Ross Now?
Steve Ross is a businessman who founded Warner Communications. He is considered to be one of the most successful businessmen of the 20th century, and his savvy investments enabled him to become a billionaire before he was 40 years old.
After stepping down from Warner in 1992, Ross turned his attention and wealth towards philanthropy and education, including providing $400 million for three schools: Parson’s School of Design, The New School for General Studies, and the Juilliard School.
After owning the Pittsburgh Pirates for under three years, Steve Ross has officially stepped down as the team’s owner. However, he is still listed as a member of the ownership team.
Ross owned the team from 1996-1999 and was an integral part in bringing championships to Pittsburgh with his eyes on more to come. After selling his stake in Time Warner Cable back in 2015 for $8.