Mel Ramos was born in Sacramento, California. He is known as a pop artist and merges the mediums of branding and the female nude in all of his works. Through his work, Ramos attempts to blatantly objectify female beauty. Branding and nude female are two symbols that are inevitably treated in a particular manner when merged; the nude cannot shy away from the scrutiny of the public, allowing brands to take precedence in defining the female individual. Mel Ramos currently lives between Oakland, California and Spain.