Farshid Mesghali was born in Isfahan, on 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.

 
Exhibitions:


A number of exhibitions in Teheran, Paris and Los Angeles.
One man show at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
One man show at Bratislava Museum.
His works have been shown in Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary of Arts.

 

Awards:

1968 First Graphic Prize, Sixth International Children Books’ Fair in Bologna, for "Little Black Fish"
1968 

Honorary Diploma, Bratislava Biannual, Czechoslovakia, for "Little Black Fish"
1971 
Honorary Diploma, Bologna Book Fair for "Hero"
1973 
Special Prize, Venice Film Festival, for "The Boy, The Bird & The Musical Instrument"
1974 
"Hans Christian Anderson Award" for his contribution to children's books illustration
1974 
Special Prize, Cannes Film Poster Exhibition
1975 
Special Prize, Moscow Film Festival, Short Films for Children for "Look Again
1975 Grand Prize, Giffoni Film Festival, Italy for "Look Again
1977 3rd prize Biennial of Warsaw, Poland
1985 
Noma Awards for "My Hedge Hog, My Doll and I"
2013 Selected as one of world masters by "World Masters Committee Korea"

 

Jury member
Annecy animation films festival, Bologna children's books exhibition,  Bratislava Czech republic illustration exhibition, & many Iranian  Sculpture, Painting, Graphic, Illustration biennials and films festivals.

 

Publications:
A selection of his graphic works book, selection of his sculptures, he is the writer of 3 books about Graphic Design, Typography & Illustration In Iran.