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Mel Ramos

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Candy 2 Lithograph
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Hollywood Suite (Series of 9) , 2009 Oil on Canvas 76 X 102 Cm / 29.9 X 40.2 in © Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Ernst Hilger
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Miss Junior Mints , 2008 Oil on Canvas 60 X 48 in / 152.4 X 121.9 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Modernism Inc.
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Hav-an-havanna , 2004 Oil on Canvas 193 X 193 Cm / 76 X 76 in © Courtesy of the artist & Marcel Strouk / Galerie Rive Gauche
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Reese's Rose , 2009 Lithograph 44.9 X 29 in / 114 X 73.7 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & RoGallery.com
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Emin Emma, 2008 Oil on Canvas 60 X 40" © Courtesy of the Artist and Modernism Inc.
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Lola Cola # 4 , 2004 Lithografie 68 X 44.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Ernst Hilger
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Birth of Venus, 1975 Lithograph 25.75 X 18 Inches
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Senorita Rio, 1963 Lithograph © Ramos 63
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Lucky Lulu Blonde, 1965 Oil on Canvas 48 X 40 in © Courtesy Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery
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Lucky Lulu Blonde, 1965 Oil on Canvas 48 X 40 in © Courtesy Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery
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Hav-a-Havanna #7, 2008 Originallithografie 76 X 113 Cm
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The Phantom Lady, 1963 Oil on Canvas 60 X 44 In. Leta and Mel Ramos Family Collection. Art © Mel Ramos/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
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Tea at 5 pm , 2008 Mixed Media - Wall Sculpture in Enamel on Steel 23.6 X 27.6 X 1 Inches
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Lola Cola, 1972 Lithograph 31 X 27 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Berkeley Art Center
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Red Hots Rita, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48 X 60 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Modernism Inc.
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Rhinocerous, 1967 © Courtesy of the artist & The Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
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Miss America, 2008, Emaille-Schild 90 X 70 X 3 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and LEVY
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Senorita Rio, 1963 Lithograph © Mel Ramos
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Captain America, 2015 Oil on Canvas 39 ½ X 28 ½ Inches
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Sacramento, California
Birth year
1935
Lives in
Oakland, California
Works in
Oakland, California
Statement

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.

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