Claude Mescouli was born in 1940 in Valentigney in the east of France. He studied under Jules Carrez. In 1956 at the age of 16, Mescouli had his first exhibit in his hometown. Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, Mescouli’s works were regularly exhibited. In 1978 he was admitted to both the Salon des Artistes Français and the Salon d’Automne in Paris. In 1980 he became a member of the Salon des Artistes Français. Starting in 1980, Mescouli’s works have been exhibited annually at the Salon des Artistes Français. He has at least three exhibits per year in prestigious galleries around the world including France, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, Spain and the USA.
“From a very early age I was influenced by the strength of colors and light of the impressionist painters. The construction of images of the South of France such as Cezanne’s Montagne Ste. Victoire were a revelation for me. My constant goal throughout my career has been that my paintings reflect my vision of the harmony between man and nature.”