Mario Larrinaga

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Mario Larrinaga
Mario Larrinaga during the filming of King Kong (1933)
Born January 19, 1895
Las Flores, Mexico
Died December 15, 1979 (aged 84)
Ventura County, California, United States
Occupation Artist
First work The Gaucho (1927)
Notable work King Kong (1933)

Mario Larrinaga was a Mexican-American artist and painter. A matte painter and art director for Warner Bros., RKO Pictures, and Universal Pictures, he worked on such famed films as The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong, Gunga Din, and Citizen Kane.

Selected filmography

  • Creation (unfinished, 1931) - Concept art
  • King Kong (1933) - Concept art / Matte painter / Art technician
  • Son of Kong (1933) - Art technician


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