Noriyoshi Sakaguchi is known for his brilliant and vivid colors, seemingly plucked from the scenery — especially the blues, which have attracted many collectors for their evocative transparency. One of the unique features of his work is that certain paintings almost seem to emit lilting melodies. Sakaguchi’s style is both simple and sophisticated at the same time.
1948 Born in Toyohashi city, Aichi prefecture, Japan.
1972 Graduated from Oil Painting Course (studied under Hiroshi Nakane), Tokyo University of the Arts. His graduation work was acquired by the Ministry of Education (present Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). Received the Ataka Award.
1974 Received a Master’s in Oil Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts.
1977 Solo Exhibitions at Ginza Yokyo Hall (Tokyo) and Aoki Gallery (Toyama).Moved to France.
1984-1986 Exhibited works in Wanokai at Ginza Wako (Tokyo).
1996 Traveled to New York City.
1996-2010 Exhibited works in Hikarinokai at Ginza Wako (Tokyo). 2009-2017 Exhibited works in Ryukiten at The National Art Center (Tokyo).
2013 Solo Exhibition “Paris Again” at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi (Tokyo).
2017 Solo Exhibition: “Amalfi Coast” at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi (Tokyo).A member of Ryuki-kai.