Mel Ramos (July 24, 1935 – October 14, 2018) is an American figurative painter. He was born in Sacramento, California. He was known for his paintings of female nudes, whose work had elements of realist and abstract art.
Ramos was active in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Ramos was "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".