Takanori Oguiss (1901-1986), a Japanese Expressionist painter known as "the Parisien born in Japan", was active in the Parisian art world in the early 20th century. He is noted for capturing the alcoves and street corners of the French capital with his characteristic lack of showiness and aesthetic balance, often choosing to forgo the inclusion of human figures.
Born in Inazawa, Takanori Oguiss, son of a landowner in the Nagoya area.
After attending the academy of arts of Tokyo, Takanori Oguiss moved to Paris in 1927 where he became a student of Foujita. he rapidly became a part of the Parisian artistic circle and in 1933 began working in one of the ateliers of the "Montmartre aux artistes".
He painted primarily the old picturesque districts and suburbs of Paris, but also still lifes and landscapes.
During his eight-year stay in Japan, he attained recognition in his native country, taking part in exhibitions, as he had done in France. Takanori Oguiss was also a writer.
He wrote and illustrated the "Nouvelles de Paris". His dedication to the art of lithography began only in 1971. Retrospectives on Oguiss were held as early as 1955, and a museum in his hometown of Inazawa opened three years before his death.
Nato a Inazawa, Takanori Oguiss, figlio di un proprietario terriero nella zona di Nagoya, dopo aver studiato al Beaux-Arts a Tokyo, nel 1927 si trasferisce a Parigi, dove diventa allievo di Foujita. Presto diventa parte del circolo artistico di Parigi a nel 1933 inizia a lavorare presso l'atelier "Montmartre aux artistes".
Dipinse soprattutto i vecchi quartieri pittoreschi e sobborghi di Parigi, ma anche nature morte e paesaggi.
Durante il suo soggiorno di otto anni in Giappone, ha raggiunto il riconoscimento nel suo paese natale, prendendo parte a mostre, come aveva fatto in Francia. Takanori Oguiss era anche uno scrittore. Ha scritto ed illustrato la "Nouvelles de Paris".