In the late 1950's Chao moved to Madrid to study at the Circulo de Bellas Artes. Here he spent several years training. This included concentrations in architectural renderings~ map topography and technical drawing. His teaching enabled him to obtain several positions as a set designer for the television, theater and motion picture industries.
During the 1950's and early 60's, Chao traveled extensively through Europe and North Africa, honing his skills. In Paris and Rome he studied techniques in 19th Century Romanticism and French Impressionism. Then he furthered his education with independent studies of Cubism, Faubism, Expressionism and Abstract art.
In the late 1960' s he came to the United States to study at the Art Student's League and Pan America Art School in New York After graduation he was offered a position as a teacher of fine art from 1970-74. Later he was an instructor of commercial art at the Pels School from 1975 through 1976.
In the late 1970' s Chao was on the road again. He traveled throughout South America and the Caribbean studying the local customs and artists techniques. His reward for these efforts was a highly successful show of his work at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico.
Chao's art work is sold by art dealers and galleries
worldwide, including those in the United States, Canada, South
America, Japan and Europe.