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this exebition is shown in the museum Ludwig in Koblenz from March 21. till May 17. 2015
Mel Ramos, born July 24, 1935, is 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”. He is also a retired university art professor.
Ramos attended Sacramento Junior College and San Jose State College. One of his earliest art teachers was Wayne Thiebaud, who is considered his mentor, and who remains a friend. Ramos received his B.A. and his M.A. from Sacramento State College, finishing his education in 1958.
Ramos married Leta Ramos in 1955, and she was the model for many of his early nude paintings.
You find a lot more informations about his work on his page: http://www.melramos.com/press/
Her are 4 of his sculptures:
1935 Born July 24 in Sacramento, California
1954-55 Sacramento Junior College
1955-56 San Jose State College
1957 Sacramento State College B.A. Degree
1958 Sacramento State College M.A. Degree
1958-1960 Elk Grove High School , , Sacramento, CA
1960-1966 Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, CA
1965-1966 Sacramento State College, Sacramento , CA
1966 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1966-1997 California State University, Hayward ,CA (Professor Emeritus)
Artist in Residence
1970 Syracuse University, Syracuse ,NY
1973 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WS
1986 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
United States-France Exchange Fellowship
Selected Public Collections
Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo ,NY
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, ARK
Art Bank, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
H.M, de Young Museum, San Francisco
deSaisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Guggenheim Museum, New York,NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,Washington D.C.
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Kunsthaus, Darmstadt, Germany
Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, Peoria, IL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles,CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Neue Galerie Stadt Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis , MO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Sintra Museo de Arte Moderna, Sintra, Portugal
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,NY
Monterey Museum Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
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