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What happened to all of Bob Ross’ paintings?
January 02, 2020 9:23PM
Most of those happy little trees have a happy little home in Virginia at the Bob Ross Inc. headquarters. According to the company’s president, Joan Kowalski, Ross gave many paintings away over the course of his life, but the company still owns over 1,000 of his iconic paintings and plans to hold on to them.
However, the Smithsonian did acquire a few pieces in 2019 including:
- an easel used in the first season of The Joy of Painting
- and fan letters.
The museum currently has no concrete plans to display them, but eventually, they’ll go up in the National Museum of American History.