Google Doodle Celebrates Bob Ross’s 70thBirthday: The late legend Bob Ross’s 70th birthday was celebrated by Google in its favorite way – the Google doodle. The newest doodle on the search engine is dedicated to a celebrity not known by many across the world. The question that arises in many minds: who was Bob Ross?
Bob Ross was a well known artist, painter, and American TV show host who was best known for his program, ‘The Joy of Painting’. His show was also widely watched by Canadian audience. The Google doodle dedicated to Ross went live on October 29th, and it was very self explanatory. The doodle was a painting of Bob Ross with a squirrel sitting on his shoulder, while he paints a ‘g’ for the Google logo.
The doodle did ultimate justice to the mellow and subtle personality of Bob Ross. The artist was capable of taking you to a dreamland through his paintings and scenic displays of art. Ross was a person whose talent could lower blood pressures, it was said.
Bob always encouraged his audience of millions to paint ‘happy little trees’, all throughout his decade long reign on the television screens. His respect and devotion to nature and wildlife was a trait that distinguished him from others; Bob was a very soft hearted and calm person.
Bob Ross was born on October 29, 1942 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was raised in Orlando and later joined the United States Air Force at the age of 19. He was serving the air force when Ross got his first art inspiration at the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. Ross worked on his paintings during small breaks from work and sold them.
He hosted the famous PBS show ‘The Joy of Painting’ from January 1983 to May 1994. He became a household name in many countries worldwide because of his warm screen presence.