Mel Ramos is a U.S. figurative painter, specializing most often in the art nude, whose work incorporates elements of realist and abstract art. Born in Sacramento, California, he gained his popularity as part of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s.
He is best known for his paintings of superheroes and female nudes emerging from cornstalks or Chiquita bananas, popping up from candy wrappers or lounging in martini glasses. He is also a retired university art professor.
The Crocker Art Museum is showcasing Mel’s work in an Exhibition from June 2 – October 21, Mel Ramos: 50 Years of Superheroes, Nudes, and Other Pop Delights.
This exhibition is free with general museum admission. To purchase general museum admission in advance, click here.
Mel is also featured in SacTown Magazine.