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Basic Data

Mel Ramos is an American artist who is a known representative of pop art. Born in Sacramento in 1935 he witnessed the rapid change that consumerism bought to the American society. He studied at Sacramento State College where he devolped a unique figurative style. Mel Ramos is associated with the Bay Area Figurative School. He has held different positions at American universities such as California State Univeristy.

  • Born: 24. July 1935
  • Place of birth: Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Died: 14. October 2018
  • Nationality: American 
  • Studied at: Sacramento State College
  • Similar artists: Jim DineRoy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana
  • Era: contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: pop art, figurative art

Mel Ramos artworks and editions were subject to many exhibitions in the United States and Europe, particularly Germany and Austria.

 

Collections

Germany

 

Scotland

Kanada

Austria

 

USA

 

Exhibitions

  • 09.02.2019 – 22.04.2019 Men of Steel, Women of Wonder – Crystel Bridgers Museum of American Art, Bentonville.
  • 07.03.2019 – 06.04.2019 Mel Ramos. Memorial Exhibition – Modernism, San Francisco.
  • 04.03.2018 – 31.03.2018 Mel Ramos: New Works and Recent Prints – Archival Gallery, Sacramento.
  • 27.09.2016 – 14.10.2016 Superhero – National Academy of Arts Ukraine, Kiev.
  • 22.03.2015 – 17.05.2015 Mel Ramos. My Age of Pop – Ludwig Museum, Koblenz.
  • 13.10.2013 – 12.01.2014 Die Schöne und das Biest – Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig.
  • 28.08.2013 – 12.10.2013 Mel Ramos. Arbeiten auf Papier und Editionen – Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna.
  • 02.06.2012 – 21.10.2012  Mel Ramos: 50 Years of Superheroes, Nudes, and Other Pop Delights - Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.
  • 18.02.2011 - 29.05.2011 Mel Ramos. Girls, Candys & Comics – Albertina, Vienna.
  • 25.06.2010 – 03.10.2010 Mel Ramos. 50 Jahre Pop Art – Villa Stuck, Munich.

 

Awards

  • 1986: National Endowment for the Arts – Visual Artist Fellowship Grant, Washington D.C.

 

Literature

  • Mel Ramos: Catalogue Raisonné der Bilder 1953-2015, Thomas Levy and Belinda Grace Gardner, Berlin 2016.
  • Mel Ramos: Exceptional Editions, Ernst Hilger and Anke Wiedmann, Nuremberg 2015.
  • Mel Ramos. Superman im Supermarkt, Konstantin Jacoby, Berlin 2015.
  • Mel Ramos: 50 Years of Superheroes, Nudes, and Other Pop Delights, Scott A Shields, Johnathon Keats and Diana L. Daniels, San Francisco 2012.
  • Mel Ramos. 50 Jahre Pop-Art, Otto Letzke (Publ.), Ostfildern 2010.
  • Mel Ramos, I love woman, Thomas Levy (Publ.), Bielefeld 2007.
  • Mel Ramos - Werkverzeichniss der Druckgrafik, Heiner Schepers, Vienna 2002.
  • Mel Ramos : heroines, goddesses, beauty queens, Thomas Levy (Hrsg.), Bielefeld 2002.

 

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