Mel Ramos  (American, 1935) 

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Mel Ramos Biography
1935   Born on July 24 in Sacramento, CA
1957   B.A Sacramento State College, B.A., Sacramento, CA
1958   M.A Sacramento State College, M.A., Sacramento, CA
1986   National Endowment for the Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
United States/France Exchange Fellowship
  Lives and works in Oakland, CA and Horta de San Juan, Spain
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Pop Art Accrochage, Fluegel-Roncak Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany
Pinups & Portraits - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
2012   Mel Ramos: 50 Years of Superheroes, Nudes, and Other Pop Delights, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento (CA), USA (solo)
Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany
2011   Galerie Ernst Hilger Vienna, Austria
2010   50 Jahre Pop Art, Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (solo)
2009   Marcel Strouk, Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris, France (solo)
2008   True Romance, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
Posing, Kunsthalle Dermstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
2007   Prime Time - Idols and Icons, Vonderbank Artgalleries, Berlin, Germany
Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection, Oklahoma CIty Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
2006   Life as a Legend - Marilyn Monroe, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2005   Photorealism, Then and Now, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Girls on film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY
2004   Summer Jam, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Dusseldorf, Germany
2003   Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany
Riva Yares Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Bemarducci-Meisel, New York, NY
2002   Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm, Germany
Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, France
2001   Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
Galeria Alvarez, Porto, Portugal
Palazzo dei Sette, Comune di Orvieto, Italy
Galerie Hilger, Vienna, Austria
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
2000   Expo 2000, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Vonderbank, Frankfurt, Germany
Kunsthaus, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany
Galerie Levy, Hamburg, Germany
Kunstforum Fränkisches Seenland, Gunzenhausen, Germany
1999   Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann, Essen ,Germany
Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Germany
Kunsthaus Hannover, Hanover, Germany
Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
1998   Galerie Eikelmann & Auktionhaus Karbsten, Dusseldorf, Germany
Galeria Nova, Bad Homburg, Germany
1997   Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mel Ramos - Oleos, Acuareias, Dibujos, Galeria Levy Madrid, Madrid, Spain
1996   Attention to Detail (Realism in All Forms), Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1991   Mel Ramos - The Heroine of 1962-64, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
1987   The Artists of California: A Group Portrait in Mixed Media, The Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
1986   Mel Ramos Early Paintings, Galerie Tanja Grunert Cologne, W. Germany
1984   Automobile and Culture, The Museum of Cotemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1980   Mel Ramos: A Twenty Year Survey, The Rose Art Museum, Brandies University Waltham, MA
1979   Selections from the Frederick Weisman Collection of California Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washinton, DC
1974   Pop Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
David Stuart Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1970   Pop Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1964   Bianchini Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections
  Kunsthaus Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  Franklin House Collection, San Francisco, CA
  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  Indianapolis Museum of Art,Indiana, IN
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  Neue Galerie Stadt Aachen, Düsseldorf, Germany
  Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1994   Rosenblum, Robert. Mel Ramos - Pop Art Images, Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Cologne, Germany
1980   Ramos, Mel. Mel Ramos: Watercolors, Lancaster-Miller Publishers, Berkeley, CA
1975   Claridge, Elizabeth. The Girls of Mel Ramos, Playboy Press, Chicago, IL