Shokichi Sato was born in 1937 in Japan. After university, he took classes in drawing and carving on wood, iron and stone at the Moulin des Arts in St-Étienne-de-Lauzon. In 1974, in Montreal, the artist learned the technique of lost-wax, also called cire-perdue, and patina from the master statuary, a former professor of fine arts in Paris, Mr. A. Montagutelli. Sato perfected the technique in the studio until 1987. In 1988, he won the Albert Rousseau Prize.
The subject of Sato's sculptures always refers to the human body. The artist himself says: "From the living model, I sketch the essential features that inspire the movement and form of my sculptural work, and creation becomes more complex and materialized by the transmutation of the animal, plant and world of objects.”