Ramos, Mel

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Ramos, Mel Gender: M
Melvin John Ramos
born on 24 July 1935 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Sacramento, California, 38n35, 121w30
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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Mel Ramos
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American figurative painter, specializing most often in paintings of superheroes and voluptuous female nudes, whose work incorporates elements of realist and abstract art. Born to a first generation Portuguese-Azorean immigrant family, he gained his popularity as part of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. His paintings have been shown in major exhibitions of Pop art in the USA and in Europe, and reproduced in books, catalogues, and periodicals throughout the world.

A major exhibition of his work was held at the Albertina in Vienna in 2011. A retrospective of over 50 years of his work opened at the Crocker Art Museum in his hometown of Sacramento on 2 June 2012.

Ramos died of heart failure on 14 October 2018 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 1955 (Leta Ramos)

Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin Book of American Charts


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart failure)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, pop artist)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Art)