Mel Ramos
1935–2018

Introduction

Melvin John Ramos (July 24, 1935 – October 14, 2018) was an American figurative painter, specializing most often in paintings of female nudes, whose work incorporates elements of realist and abstract art.

Born in Sacramento, California, to a first generation Portuguese-Azorean immigrant family, he gained his popularity as part of the pop art movement of the 1960s. Ramos is "best known for his paintings of superheroes and voluptuous female nudes emerging from cornstalks or Chiquita bananas, popping up from candy wrappers or lounging in martini glasses". He was also a university art professor.

Wikidata identifier

Q930286

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Introduction

Ramos is known for paintings that paired nude female figures with consumer products. He is considered to be a major figure in the Pop art movement.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, painter

ULAN identifier

500012930

Names

Mel Ramos, Melvin John Ramos

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