William Alexander Artist And Painter
Bill Alexander Artist (April 2, 1915 — January 24, 1997)
William Alexander was a German painter, art instructor, and television host. He was the creator and host of “The Magic of Oil Painting” television programs that ran on PBS in the United States.
In The Art of Bill Alexander (1987–1994), Alexander teamed with other wet-on-wet painters, including Lowell Speers, Robert Warren, and Buck Paulson to produce a series of books.
TV host and prolific painter Bob Ross studied under Bill Alexander, from whom he learned his wet-on-wet technique, a method of allowing oil applications to run together rather than waiting long periods for each layer to dry.
Bob Ross studied under Bill Alexander, from whom he learned his wet-on-wet technique and dedicated the first episode of the second season of The Joy of Painting to Alexander, explaining that Bill taught me this fantastic technique, and I’d like to share that gift with you.
Alexander also originated the use of the phrases “happy little trees” and “almighty brush” while creating his paintings.
The main Bill Alexander website is http://alexanderart.com