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Mamoru Sato is an American modernist sculptor.


Sato, Mamoru was born on April 15, 1937 in El Paso, Texas, United States. Son of Tetsuro and Mitsuye (Tashiro) Sato.


He initially majored in aeronautical engineering but switched to art, receiving a BA in fine art in 1963 and an MFA in sculpture in 1965, both from the University of Colorado.


He came to Hawaii in 1965 to teach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. During the summer of 1969, he worked with Tony Smith at UH. Smith titled a piece in his For... series for Sato: For M.S.\r\n Sato is best known for his abstract sculptures constructed of industrial materials, such as Sol III, which is made of fiberglass. His commissions include sculpture for the Kona State Office Building (Hawaii), Maunawili Elementary School (Hawaii), the Rev.

Benjamin Parker Elementary School (Hawaii), Honolulu International Airport (Hawaii), Hilo Hospital (Hawaii), Kapiolani Community College (Hawaii), the Pearl City Culture Center (Hawaii), the Makai Parking Structure (Hawaii), The Honolulu Community College Library (Hawaii), The James Michener Collection (Pipersville, Pennsylvania) and the Hayashide Onsen Hotel (Kagoshima, Japan).


Married Lois Harumi Tani, August 26, 1962 (divorced 1974). 1 child, Tristen Anne. Married Kathleen Sunaye Nagata, December 30, 1976.

Children: Jessica Kanani, Joshua Shogo.

Tetsuro Sato

Mitsuye (Tashiro) Sato

Kathleen Sunaye Nagata

Lois Harumi Tani

Joshua Shogo Sato

Tristen Anne Sato

Jessica Kanani Sato