"Mel Ramos, Painter of Female Nudes and Comic Heroes, Dies at 83," Obituary, The New York Times
, by Neil Genzlinger, October 31, 2018
Mel Ramos, whose many paintings featuring realistically depicted nude or under-dressed women often left critics divided over whether they were clever Pop Art or something more akin to smut, died on Oct. 14 in Oakland, Calif. He was 83.
The cause was heart failure, his daughter, Rochelle Leininger, said.
Mr. Ramos had other areas of artistic interest — he did a number of paintings of superheroes, for instance — but it was his works with female nudes that drew the most attention, and ire. There was Miss Grapefruit Festival (19
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