Mel Ramos

(American, b. 1935)

marquet’s mannequin by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Marquet’s Mannequin, 1979

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miss america by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Miss America

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nile queen by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Nile Queen, 2000

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nude descending a staircase by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Nude Descending a Staircase, 2012

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o from the hollywood suite by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

O from the Hollywood Suite, 2009

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peek a boo #1 by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo #1, 2010

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peek a boo 4 (scarlet johansson) by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Peek a Boo 4 (Scarlet Johansson), 2008

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photoshop cs by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Photoshop CS

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red hots by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Red Hots, 2013

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reese's rose by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Reese's Rose, 2009

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senorita rio by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Senorita Rio, 2000

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tea at 5:00 pm by mel ramos

Mel Ramos

Tea at 5:00 PM

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Biography

Timeline

1935
Born in Sacramento, USA
1957
B.A. Sacramento State College, Sacramento, USA
1958
M.A. Sacramento State College, Sacramento, USA
1986
National Endowment for the Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
United States/France Exchange Fellowship
Lives and works in Oakland, USA and Horta de San Juan, Spain

Exhibitions

2013 - 2014
Die Schöne und das Biest, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
2013
Pop Art Accrochage, Fluegel-Roncak Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany
Pinups & Portraits - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, USA
2012
Mel Ramos: 50 Years of Superheroes, Nudes, and Other Pop Delights, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 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, USA
2006
Life as a Legend - Marilyn Monroe, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, USA
2005
Photorealism, Then and Now, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, USA
Girls on film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, USA

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

Literature

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