Book illustrations by the noted Iranian illustrator and animator Farshid Mesghali are currently displayed at an expo in Taipei City, Taiwan among the works by other winners of 50 Years of Hans Christian Anderson Award. According to quoting from the Public Relations and International Aﬀairs Department of the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, this expo features the illustrations of those who have the Hans Christian Anderson Award in the past 50 years.
The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are a pair of biennial literary awards by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), recognizing one living author and one living illustrator for their “lasting contribution[s] to children’s literature.
As the only Iranian artist who was granted this award, Mesghali has the following works on public display at Taipei expo which opened on July 19 and will run through September 20: ‘The Little Black Fish’ (1968); ‘King Jamshid’ (1970); ‘The city of Snakes’ (1970); ‘Arash the Archer’ (1971); ‘Hero’ (1971); ‘the blue-eyed boy’ (1973); ‘My Hedge Hog, My Doll and I’ (1985). Born in July 1943 Farshid Mesghali has also worked as graphic designer, animator, and writer. He has lived in the United States since 1986. The artist received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1974 for his “lasting contribution” as a children’s illustrator.