Collection: Takanori Oguiss (Ogisu)
Oguiss moved to Paris in 1927 after attending the Academy of Arts of Tokyo and became a student of Foujita. By 1933, he had rapidly become a part of the Parisian artistic circle and began working in one of the ateliers of the “Montmartre aux artistes”. His paintings primarily depict old picturesque districts and suburbs of Paris as well as still-lifes and landscapes. During his eight years in Japan, he attained recognition in his native country and participated in exhibitions as he had done in France. Oguiss coupled his artwork with his writings, creating the “Nouvelles de Paris” and a dedication to the art of lithography in 1971. Retrospectives on his life and work began as early as 1955 and a museum in his hometown of Inazawa was opened three years before his death.