Samuel Gana commenced his studies at the University of Fine Arts of Chile in 1961. He studied sculpture, ceramics, engraving,and painting. In 1962 Gana participated in a group exhibit at the museum of contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile Obtaining 2nd place. This launched continued individual exhibit success in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Spain, Italy and N.Y. Samuel became an Art Director creating animation and TV productions at Disney Studios. He now returns to his love for painting and pursuing yet another interest and talent: Portrait Painting.