Cover of Genii (1973)
February 10, 1946
|Died||May 19, 2001 (age 55) |
Richard Ross (1946-2001) is a two time FISM Grand Prix winner (1970, 1973).
Richard Ross' father was Dutch, his mother came from Poland. His parents moved to Holland with him when he was still a baby.
When Richard Ross was 16 years old, he discovered a magic store where he bought his first tricks. Later he went to the magic school of Henk Vermeyden, who trained and advised many magicians at that time.
At a magic congress in Holland, Richard Ross showed manipulations with very large playing cards (giant cards) for the first time and caused a sensation.
He developed the traditional game with the chaining steel rings (ring game with often six or eight rings) to a new effect sequence with only 3 rings.
Ross is so far the only magician who won the Grand Prix at FISM congresses twice in a row (1970 in Amsterdam and 1973 in Paris). Since 1974 Richard Ross was a full-time magician.
On March 3, 1984, he founded the Magic Art Center in Holland, where seminars and events are held.The center is continued by his wife and former stage partner Veronique (as of 2018). 
- The Ring Routine (1982)