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Bob Ross Original Painting on a Alaskan Gold Pan

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We buy and sell Bob Ross paintings.  We have an inventory of Bob Ross paintings that is larger than any gallery in the world.  We also have an original episode piece within our collection.

Artist: Bob Ross
Medium: Oil Painting on Alaskan Gold Pan
Subject: Mountain Scenes
Size:   16" x 16"
Size Framed: 28" x 28"
Authentication:  Bob Ross Inc certification included from the Bob Ross Inc company.

Original hand painted Authentic Bob Ross Painting on an Alaskan Gold pan.   You can see from the photos the painting is in fantastic condition!  Bob painted gold pans while he was stationed in Alaska for side money.  This was the beginning of his development that later become the pop culture icon he is today.  The piece was exquisitely framed, sparing no expensive.  We have created a custom window in the back of the frame to show off all angles of this painting.  It comes with certificate from Bob Ross Inc indicating its authenticity.

The Pop Culture Icon Bob Ross and his painting Career  During Ross's stay in Alaska, he was working as a part-time bartender when he discovered a TV show called The Magic World of Oil Painting, hosted by a German painter named Bill Alexander.  After studying with Alexander, Ross discovered that he was soon able to earn more from selling his work than from his Air Force position. Ross then retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant and became famous worldwide for hosting The Joy of Painting.

Before the show launched, Ross tried to promote his painting technique but met with little interest. He also had to find ways to cut back on spending, so he decided to have his hair permed just to save money on haircuts. The perm hairstyle was not comfortable for Ross, but it ultimately became an iconic feature of his image.

The show had its first run from January 11, 1983, to May 17, 1994, but still continues to appear in reruns in many broadcast areas and countries, including the PBS-oriented Create. During each half-hour segment, Ross would instruct viewers in oil painting using a quick-study technique from the imagination that used a limited palette of paints in each work and broke down the process into simple steps.

Ross later founded his own successful line of art supplies and how-to books, and also offered painting classes taught by instructors trained in the "Bob Ross method", building a $15 million business.  In a 1990 interview, Ross mentioned that all his paintings were donated to PBS stations and that his earnings came from sales of his 20 books and 100 videotapes (the total to that date), as well as profits from some 150 Bob Ross–trained teachers and a line of art materials sold through a national supplier. Ross also talked about the donated paintings on the show Towering Glacier (#2341), where he said that they were to help the station out.

Ross also filmed wildlife footage, squirrels in particular, usually from his own garden. Small animals often appeared on his show, even during some of his trickier works, as he would often take in and look after injured or abandoned squirrels and other wildlife.

Return Policy

Although it has never happened to date, if you find an item to not be authentic we offer an immediate return with shipping paid by us.  If you change your mind about an item after the purchase, returns will be accepted but are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee and return shipping will be at your own expense.  The restocking fee is non-negotiable due to the the overhead involved in packaging, shipping, and opportunities lost from others following the piece as well as the time spent facilitating the return process with ebay and paypal.   Returns must come back in original condition that they were sent.  Please only serious bidders.

About Us

We are art aficionados in the middle of the frozen tundra: Minnesota.   Our gallery’s connections, buying power, and helpful partnerships have allowed us to acquire our gallery collectibles for far under retail or appraisal prices and pass the savings onto our customers.  Our buying policies include a guarantee or authenticity and a life time exchange policy in order to insure we offer the safest possible platform for fine art collectors. Look up Modern Artifact on the BBB’s website for more information and you will find a history of no complaints and an A+ Rating.

Expert Photography

Ever notice how some pieces seem almost artificially bright in photos online?  We do not enhance any of our photos with Photoshop outside of labeling them with our watermark.  The photos of our pieces are done by a professional photographer who also manages the Minneapolis Photo Center.   We realize the importance of having accurate photos and take this seriously by hiring the best to photo our pieces.

Contact Us

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Shipping

Unless otherwise noted, we offer Free Shipping to the continental United States and $100 flat fee international shipping.  All our packaging is done with the utmost care to ensure safe delivery.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Every piece of ours in guaranteed authentic and comes with a gallery certificate of authenticity along with all original paperwork

Lifetime Exchange

We know people change!  A piece that works perfectly for you right now might be the right fit forever.  We offer a lifetime exchange policy for the original purchase value of your art, memorabilia, collectible, or antique towards any new item.  These items must remain in the original condition they were in and we can’t accept damaged pieces at full value on the exchange.

International Sales

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