Ken Marschall

A night to remember in this artist’s young life was the night he first saw A Night to Remember, up to recently the most popular movie about the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Marschall was only sixteen at the time, but that was also the night he painted his first picture of the magnificent, doomed ship.

Upon graduation from Pasadena City College, Marschall painted commissions of ocean liners, but not only was the Titanic was the most requested subject matter, it was the one that held the most fascination for him. He was obviously not alone, because his encyclopedic knowledge of the subject made him a sought-after expert by broadcasters, publishers, authors and movie makers.

His work appeared on the cover of Time and Life magazines. He was commissioned by National Geographic, the Smithsonian, Water Lord, author of A Night to Remember and Dr. Robert Ballard, author of The Discovery of the Titanic.

In 1992 he collaborated with historian Don Lynch to create the perennially selling book Titanic: An Illustrated History, which so impressed director James Cameron that he made Marschall a visual consultant on his multi-Oscar®-winning movie. Subsequently the painter created Ken Marschall’s Art of Titanic, a popular book that depicts the ship’s entire story and tells of Marschall’s life-long dedication to illuminating its memory.
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