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

Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show - so why are they so hard to find? Solving one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries.
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  • Hi, I’m Emily, one of the producers who made this video. I also shot and edited it! 1) Yes, that is SpongeBob music. 2) Fun fact, I had never watched Bob Ross before making this video. #happylittleaccident 3) BTW, for those of you who didn’t make it to the end of the video… a selection of his paintings will appear in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. nyti.ms/2xIsshb

    Emily RhyneEmily RhyneVor Monat
    • Nothing costs more than a person

      Juan PieceJuan PieceVor Tag
    • Emily Rhyne HA I KNEW IT I KNEW IT WAS A 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙗 SONG 😂😭

      Aniyah MartinezAniyah MartinezVor 2 Tage
    • thank you so much for your deep research and great great, beautifully edited article

      Artistic ChannelArtistic ChannelVor 2 Tage
    • You pulled a sneaky one on us

      Trenton McbrideTrenton McbrideVor 3 Tage
    • Spoiler alert

      Cartoon ChanCartoon ChanVor 3 Tage
  • This woman can tell if the paintings are real or not, so if you want her to identify a painting, I guess you could say... *_"Kowalski, analysis!"_*

    Noufil MuhammadNoufil MuhammadVor 56 Minuten
  • All these Famouse Artists like Turner and Van Gogh and along comes Bob with his 2 dollar wall mart emulsion brush and blasts the great masters into the History books lol >LOLOL

    zark212zark212Vor 2 Stunden
  • Who's here from TIKTOK

    RNG gingyRNG gingyVor 2 Stunden
  • His casket was built with his paintings

    roy hartroy hartVor 2 Stunden
  • I can’t believe the caretakers of the thousands of Bob Ross paintings had done nothing but simply left them in boxes in a storage room. I mean... WTF?? Are they idiots? Do they not get how much people would have loved to see them?? I mean, c’mon you people. It took the friggin’ Smithsonian to get you to come to your senses and display them? What is wrong with them? Can’t they put the remaining paintings in a local museum or convert their current space into one?? Why would they hide these things in boxes when people all over the world would come there and pay good money to see them?? Duhhhhhhh!!! The office staff at Bob Ross Inc. didn’t seem like the sharpest knives in the drawer.

    AWAWVor 6 Stunden
  • i want to go to area 51 and get Bob Ross back!

    SANASANAVor 6 Stunden
  • I don´t like his pictures but Mr. Ross, his lectures and all these ladies holding his legacy are adorable and part of the best of the world.

    Miguel S. P.Miguel S. P.Vor 7 Stunden
  • 6:13 Female Anthony Fantano

    Cameron WhiteCameron WhiteVor 7 Stunden
  • I love him. He didn’t like people because they are inherently evil and he fought in the Vietnam war. That was enough hate for him!

    Touchstone JeanTouchstone JeanVor 9 Stunden
  • I don't get why they're not sold. I know it's not like him to try to make money, but paintings are made to be admired. Not kept in boxes for no one to ever see.

    Ben CollisBen CollisVor 10 Stunden
  • Kowalski Błota, Poland is a great place on Earth. You should check it out.

    Ape from the kitchen of Enki and Enlil.Ape from the kitchen of Enki and Enlil.Vor 10 Stunden
  • The only way to get a real Bob Ross painting is to break into Bob Ross inc. And steal em all. I think it would be a bit harder to break into the Smithsonian museum unless you're a world class thief

    Chaika GazChaika GazVor 17 Stunden
  • Who else is 17 and knows who Bob Ross is.

    Matthew WaldhamMatthew WaldhamVor 19 Stunden
  • 3:45 Hmmm, where have I heard ThAt from before? HAIL HYDRA

    Nozy SharkNozy SharkVor 19 Stunden
  • Mr beast: First to find the bob ross painting wins a $1000000

    Jimm Playz134Jimm Playz134Vor 23 Stunden
  • WAIT A MINUTE!!!! The one marked as TV was the okay version not the most beautiful painting? So we were seeing his OK version not the EVEN MORE STUNNING ONE?! That's just incredible. (Edit) I love the employees. They're so wonderful.

    xaracrockerxaracrockerVor 23 Stunden
  • I was born in 87’ and my fondest memories was watching Bob Ross as a kid. So much nostalgia listening to his voice May he rest in paradise

    Rah TorresRah TorresVor Tag
  • I was in Chicago a free weeks ago and got to see four of his paintings by complete accident. It was the first time they had ever been shown in a museum and I cried on the spot. resources.depaul.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/Pages/new-age-new-age.aspx

    AquarianAlchemistAquarianAlchemistVor Tag
  • I am S H O O K that these paintings are not being climate controlled, and they're simply stacked on top of each other in boxes!! Whaaaat! For the love of God, give them to a museum so they can properly preserved!!

    Nerddom SquareNerddom SquareVor Tag
  • Why you snoopin

    Brooklyn HawkinsBrooklyn HawkinsVor Tag
  • He was a big part of my childhood. I never painted, nor was I interested in it as a child, but for some reason I was drawn to his show.

    Jacob RivasJacob RivasVor Tag
  • To buy a Bob Ross original goes against the whole message of The Joy of Painting: to make your own art

    Leocario shinyLeocario shinyVor Tag
  • Now I really want to buy one... Dang-it!

    RCWildvideosRCWildvideosVor Tag
  • Ahh the Keanu Reeves of painting... What a great guy

    Joshua PfeiferJoshua PfeiferVor Tag
  • 1:40 I felt that 😂😕

    Soul EaterSoul EaterVor Tag
  • “This is worth more than me”

    SqiffyMarlinSqiffyMarlinVor Tag
  • Omg the spongebob song was played

    I am not Lochana ThambeliagodaI am not Lochana ThambeliagodaVor Tag
  • Even if you don't have art talent, he made you want to try 😊.

    M WM WVor Tag
  • Are we just gonna ignore the spongebob music at 4:29

    Ben WalkerBen WalkerVor Tag
  • The New York Times on a quest for the holy grail

    Couldn't think of a nameCouldn't think of a nameVor Tag
  • I bet ya bob Ross and his “friend” Annette was having an affair and her husband whose linked to the CIA killed him. YES. YES CONSPIRACY

    Auburne FletcherAuburne FletcherVor Tag
    • @Auburne Fletcher its very upsetting

      Arafoxania YupikoArafoxania YupikoVor 15 Stunden
    • @Auburne Fletcher What i mean is dont say someone killed him

      Arafoxania YupikoArafoxania YupikoVor 15 Stunden
    • Arafoxania Yupiko explain that THEN

      Auburne FletcherAuburne FletcherVor 16 Stunden
    • No

      Arafoxania YupikoArafoxania YupikoVor 16 Stunden
  • Everyone missed the painting legend.

    [¿] Mia Redwood [?][¿] Mia Redwood [?]Vor Tag
  • They should turn that HQ in virginia into a museum

    John SpinelliJohn SpinelliVor Tag
  • 9:22 I know! Don't remember me.

    Miruna DobricăMiruna DobricăVor Tag
  • Comment a happy little tree 🌳 for respect

  • 6:49 ikkkrrr she's real nice

    Aalia HasanAalia HasanVor Tag
  • 3:10 I wonder if he drives a Gran Torino...

    ThisFuzzelThisFuzzelVor Tag
  • This is so wholesome, a video hasn't made me this happy in a long time. Love it!

    Han BLUEHan BLUEVor Tag
  • Beutiful

    Philgamer_ 309Philgamer_ 309Vor Tag
  • Share with the world .... Sell them.... not for money but to share with the world . there's enough for everyone . The joy it would bring into others lives to have one. think about that please.

    charles sedlakcharles sedlakVor Tag
  • knowing that all of his paintings are so near you just makes me feel happy :)

    Raja HabtiRaja HabtiVor Tag
  • I like to think the reason bob ross has jumped back into popularity because he helps with peoples anxiety

    Lily AnnaLily AnnaVor Tag
  • I wonder about Bob Ross's sons. Why are they not mentioned once in this video.

    Enrique Jr MartinezEnrique Jr MartinezVor Tag
  • Kowalski analysis

    MyNameIsLemonMyNameIsLemonVor Tag
  • I love Bob!! I have watched him since my teens & am well into my 50's. He made it look so easy & his technique's do work.

    Ellen KelleyEllen KelleyVor 2 Tage
  • Bob Ross is my therapist

    ŁunaŁunaVor 2 Tage
  • It never occurred to you to sell them? Seeing that you have no catalog and no archive process I find it more likely that you are actually selling them and keeping the money yourself

    Anonymous UserAnonymous UserVor 2 Tage
  • Bob Ross was probably the most kindest yet relatable person to mankind

    ŁunaŁunaVor 2 Tage
  • You know why I think bob ross didn’t sell his paintings is because he probably thought I shouldn’t sell paintings that I spend 20 minutes on And that’s why I think he’s such a nice person

    William TownsWilliam TownsVor 2 Tage
  • I’m clicked on this video like 10 times and have yet to finish it

    Jason MartinezJason MartinezVor 2 Tage
  • I'm frankly shocked that these people are so nice and not greedy, cashing in on all these paintings. They're probably sitting on tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of dollars. Bob Ross did a great thing here--the people who control his estate have the same attitude he did! :D

    Luboman411Luboman411Vor 2 Tage
  • I used to watch Bob Ross as a child and it's weird to see him being so known now.

    oohsteppoohsteppVor 2 Tage
  • Why is that man yelling at Bob Ross?

    Mark StevicMark StevicVor 2 Tage
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    Kiwi YTKiwi YTVor 2 Tage
  • I am glad to hear that Bob Ross paintings have never, and will never be sold. He does not strike me as the kind of person who would have wanted his paintings in private collections and sold for millions. A museum, a place of learning and knowledge, is exactly the perfect place for his paintings to be displayed. Its only too bad that they are only at one museum. I hope that they will lend out the paintings they arent displaying to museums all over, so that more people can be inspired. After all each painting has meaning, and they all are less about the paint on the canvas then they are about the man who applied the brush strokes. Bob Ross was special.

    pingidjitpingidjitVor 2 Tage
  • Let's hope there never is fire in that warehouse! God forbid! 🤐 Would love to buy one of his paintings if possible, or just a used brush that got the Devil beaten out of it 😀

    pendacopendacoVor 2 Tage
  • "Kowalski analysis..."

    DareckiDareckiVor 2 Tage
  • I loved watching him paint for so many reasons.. He was good, inspiring, fun.. My biggest thing was I watched with my dad.. My dad loved watching him too.. Great memories! 🎨 👩🏻‍🎨 🖼

    Sue hSue hVor 2 Tage
  • Visco Girl 6:14

    Kale BackenKale BackenVor 2 Tage
  • RIP Bob Ross

    Jacob BreinigerJacob BreinigerVor 2 Tage
  • I have painted 7 Bob Ross paintings and they are so fun At my school we have a Bob Ross painting class best thing to ever happen to me My friends mom teaches it and so this summer we had some classes outside of school on our own I love oil painting now (Side note: we painted at his house and the dogs started painting with us and got paint by accident on their faces and tails😂)

    Mariella CajinaMariella CajinaVor 2 Tage
  • please dont tell me i heard spongebob music in the background

    Dash3rDash3rVor 2 Tage
  • Omg! Laurdiy was in the video!

    6 minutes of inspo'6 minutes of inspo'Vor 2 Tage
  • Don't sell them 😭😭 make a museum or art gallery with all his painting for everyone to enjoy. Who knows what could happen to those paintings if they are sold

    galaxy pandagalaxy pandaVor 2 Tage
  • 7:46 it's us chat PogU

    Free The InternetFree The InternetVor 2 Tage
  • I've seen an episode of the joy of painting and my dad came in and said : " oh, i always saw the show when i was drunk because it was so relaxing, i've never saw it sober"😂😂😂

    Lisa SimpsonLisa SimpsonVor 2 Tage
  • He is a legend

    Lisa SimpsonLisa SimpsonVor 2 Tage
  • 6:43 Ok but why is no one talking about the girl's spoon and fork earrings?

    sarcastic bitchsarcastic bitchVor 2 Tage
  • I need to know the story behind the peanut butter jar

    Fred AghabyFred AghabyVor 2 Tage
Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.