Mel Ramos

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

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

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