Mel Ramos

1935 - 2018

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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 97,143 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Mel Ramos is the 1,279th most popular painter (down from 1,135th in 2019), the 5,531st most popular biography from United States (down from 4,714th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Mel Ramos ranks 1,279 out of 1,428Before her are Alexey Bogolyubov, John Hoppner, Simeon Solomon, Jan Theuninck, William Merritt Chase, and Charb. After her are Alexander Brullov, Emily Carr, Edward Ruscha, Albert Küchler, Jacques Ochs, and Roger Dean.

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Among people born in 1935, Mel Ramos ranks 275Before her are Teddy Mayer, Bobby Timmons, Eulogio Martínez, Yury Vlasov, Don Bragg, and David Ruelle. After her are Gary Player, Hanna Krall, Michael Winner, Lee Meriwether, Mari Törőcsik, and Yvon Douis. Among people deceased in 2018, Mel Ramos ranks 254Before her are Vinnie Paul, Hans Günter Winkler, André Lerond, Abbas, Clint Walker, and Mark Salling. After her are Jóhann Jóhannsson, Marty Balin, Elizabeth Hawley, Charlotte Rae, Elias M. Stein, and Ehsan Yarshater.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mel Ramos ranks 5,531 out of 15,968Before her are Marion Lorne (1883), Wendell Corey (1914), Anne Haney (1934), John J. McCloy (1895), Herbie Mann (1930), and Fred Kelly (1891). After her are Tiny Tim (1932), Joan Wallach Scott (1941), Christine Lahti (1950), Saoirse Ronan (1994), Benjamin Butler (1818), and Marilyn Miller (1898).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Mel Ramos ranks 73Before her are Frederic Remington (1861), Lilla Cabot Perry (1848), David Smith (1906), Charles Demuth (1883), Beatrice Wood (1893), and William Merritt Chase (1849). After her are Edward Ruscha (1937), Alex Katz (1927), Rockwell Kent (1882), Asher Brown Durand (1796), Charles Willson Peale (1741), and Charles Sheeler (1883).