Adnan Turani was born in Istanbul in 1925. He graduated from the Ankara Gazi Education Institute in 1948. With a scholarship he was awarded in 1953, he worked in Fine Arts academies in various cities throughout Germany, and was trained in undergraduate and specialty studies. In 1959, upon returning to the country, he began work as a studio instructor at the Gazi Education Institute Department of Painting, and continued in this capacity until 1970. Later, he served as Coordinator for Hacettepe University Institute of Fine Arts and as Instructor in the department of Art History. Adnan Turani, who served as Painting Department Chairman at Bilkent University, School of Fine Arts, Department of Painting in 1986 and 1987, retired in 1990. The artist’s published works include those on subjects such as scientific aesthetics of plastic arts, philosophy of art and art history. He produced printmaking at the Çamlıca House of Art in 1999 and at the IMOGA Etching Studios between 2014-2015. He died in Ankara in 2016.