Born in Yokosuka, Japan in 1945, Pater Sato's real name is Yoshinori Sato. Raised in Tokyo in the early sixties he began illustration at Studio Graphis in Tokyo. In the mid-sixties he attended Setsu Mode Seminar, school of fashion illustration. After graduation in 1967, Pater Sato began working at Tokyo Ad Designers Studio. In 1970 he joined Avant-Garde Acting Group, "Tokyo Kid Brothers," in Tokyo, and worked as an art director and illustrator, then toured with them in New York and designed sets for their off-Broadway musical plays at Cafe La Mama. Returning to Tokyo in the early seventies, Pater Sato worked as a free-lance illustrator. He is currently back in New York doing free-lance illustration.
Pater Sato's works have been published in major periodicals and books in the United States, Europe and Japan.