About Farshid Mesghali, illustrator of The Little Black Fish and winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

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Farshid Mesghali was born in Isfahan, in July, 1943.
Studying painting at Tehran University, he began his professional career as a graphic designer and illustrator in 1964.
After his graduation, he joined the Institute for the Intellectual Development for Children and Young Adults in Tehran, in 1968.
During years 1970-1978 he made many of his award winning animated films, posters for films and illustrations for children books for this institute.
In 1979 he moved to Paris. In the next four years he worked as an artist producing a number of paintings as well as sculptures, which were presented at Sammy King Gallery in Pairs.
In 1986 he moved to Southern California, USA.
He opened his graphic design studio, Desktop Studio in Los Angeles.
During 1990-1994 he creates a series of digital artworks based on snapshot photos. They were exhibited in some galleries and later in L.A. County Museum of Modern Arts.
At present he is working on a few sculptures and installation projects in his studio in Tehran.

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