Ken Marschall


A self-taught artist with little formal training, Ken Marschall is best known for his evocative, haunting paintings of Titanic.
Ken spent many years as a matte and visual effects artist in the film industry. His work is immortalized in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Terminator, Stand by Me, The Princess Bride, Roswell, and numerous others. He shared in an Emmy® Award for his many matte paintings in The Winds of War.

To know more about the artist :



- Attila (2001) (matte painter)
- Beyond Titanic (1998) (TV) (still photos provided by)
- T itanic (1997) (historian: titanic visuals)
- Titanic (1996) (TV) (historical photo supplier)
- Father of the Bride Part II (1995) (matte artist)
- Johnny Mnemonic (1995) (matte painter: Fantasy II Film Effects)
- Titanic: The Legend Lives On (1994) (TV) (historical consultant)
- Roswell (1994) (TV)(matte paintings)
- My Boyfriend’s Back (1993) .Matte Paintings
- Hexed (1993) (matte paintings)
- Danger Island (1992) (TV) (matte artist)
- Nothing But Trouble (1991)(matte paintings)
- The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) (matte artist)
- Father of the Bride (1991) (matte paintings)
- The Josephine Baker Story (1991)(TV) (matte paintings)
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (1989) (matte paintings)
- Pet Sematary (1989) (matte paintings)
- Bat*21 (1988) (matte artist)
- Lady in White (1988) (matte artist)
- The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Matte Paintings
- Cherry 2000 (1987) (matte painter: Matte Effects)
- The Princess Bride (1987) (additional matte painter)
- Baby Boom (1987 ) (matte paintings)
- Night, Mother (1986) (matte artist)
- Stand by Me (1986) (matte artist)Matte Paintings
- The Return of the Living Dead (1985) (matte painting: Fantasy II Film Effects)
- The Terminator (1984) (matte artist: Fantasy II Film Effects)
- Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) (matte paintings)
- Winds of War(1983) (matte paintings)
- Raise the Titanic (1980) (model designer) (uncredited)


A Ken Marschall┬┤s painting from “Terminator”


Marschall matte painting for “Stand by me”.


A matte painting by Ken Marschall for “Spacehunters”