The master of stop-motion animation, Willis O´Brien, out of economic necessity, he made  matte
paintings at some moments of his career for RKO and Paramount.

This self-portrait in the make-up  of Rembrandt is the last known picture of O´Brien. It was made as a
gift to Don Weed of Films Effects Studio, Hollywood, during the trick work and animation for " It´s a
mad, mad, mad, mad world".

Matte painter filmography:

- The dancing Pirate(1936)(matte effects supervisor)
- Going my way (1942)
- The bells of St. Mary´s(1945)
- The miracle of the bells (1948)

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