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Mel Ramos

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Sacramento, California

Birth year

Lives in
Oakland, California

Works in
Oakland, California

Current Exhibitions and Events
Mar, 2014 Eröffnung der Ausstellung „Mr. Brainwash - Life is Beautiful“ am 28.03.2014 in Nürnberg
Mar, 2014 Pop Art Prints
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mel Ramos is a U.S. figurative painter, whose work incorporates elements of realist and abstract art.

He received his first important recognition in the early 1960s; since 1959 he has participated in more than 120 group shows. Along with other artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, Ramos produced art works that celebrated aspects of popular culture as represented in mass media.

The classification of Ramos within any particular school of art is disputed. Some critical observers of the "art scene" classify Mel Ramos as a pop artist. However, others believe identification of Ramos' work within the Pop movement of the 1960s implies a satirical or parodic bent which does not reflect the broader context of his paintings, and instead defend his "parodies" as respectful, affectionate tributes, a celebration of images with personal meaning.

Recent Exhibits

Mel Ramos participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2013 Autour du Désir (All About Desire)
Modernism Inc.
Nov, 2013 Galen at The Galen
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Oct, 2013 Beauty and the Beast
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
McClain Gallery
Aug, 2013 Selected Tapestries by Magnolia Editions
Modernism Inc.
Jun, 2013 Summer Group Show with POP ART at Fluegel-Roncak Gallery
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