Mel Ramos

1935 - 2018

Mel Ramos

Melvin John Ramos (July 24, 1935 – October 14, 2018) was an American figurative painter, specializing most often in paintings of female nudes, whose work incorporates elements of realist and abstract art. Born in Sacramento, California, to a first generation Portuguese-Azorean immigrant family, he gained his popularity as part of the pop art movement of the 1960s. Ramos is "best known for his paintings of superheroes and voluptuous female nudes emerging from cornstalks or Chiquita bananas, popping up from candy wrappers or lounging in martini glasses". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Ramos has received more than 73,496 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,139th most popular painter.

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  • 15

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  • 4.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.82

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Among painters, Mel Ramos ranks 1,138 out of 1,258Before her are Childe Hassam, Uemura Shōen, Robert Henri, Francesco Zuccarelli, Jim Dine, and Luis Royo. After her are Alberto Vargas, Agnes Martin, Tina Blau, Alexey Bogolyubov, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, and Minas Avetisyan.

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Among people born in 1935, Mel Ramos ranks 229Before her are Gary Peacock, David Ruelle, Jim Dine, Yury Solomin, Barbara Harris, and Grant Green. After her are Victor J. Stenger, David Todd Wilkinson, Kenneth Mars, Yvon Douis, José María Gil-Robles, and Johnny Mathis. Among people deceased in 2018, Mel Ramos ranks 233Before her are Lucho Gatica, Sergey Litvinov, Nikolai Karachentsov, Barbara Harris, Geoff Emerick, and Tomasz Stańko. After her are Barys Kit, Rolf Hoppe, Durward Knowles, Warwick Estevam Kerr, Arie den Hartog, and Anneke Grönloh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mel Ramos ranks 4,717 out of 12,171Before her are Jeannette Rankin (1880), Chuck Connors (1921), Nyomi Banxxx (1972), Norah Jones (1979), Usher (1978), and Adlai Stevenson II (1900). After her are T. R. Knight (1973), Jean Bartik (1924), Jacob Epstein (1880), Helen Thomas (1920), Peter Jacobson (1965), and Hoagy Carmichael (1899).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Mel Ramos ranks 60Before her are Mark Tobey (1890), Edward Ruscha (1937), George Bellows (1882), Ellsworth Kelly (1923), Childe Hassam (1859), and Jim Dine (1935). After her are Chuck Close (1940), David Smith (null), Kenneth Noland (1924), Washington Allston (1779), Charles Demuth (1883), and Haddon Sundblom (1899).