He was born in 1934 in Istanbul. In 1949, he entered the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts where he was the student of Rudolf Belling, Zühtü Müridoğlu and Ali Hadi Bara, graduating in 1957. In 1960, he went to Paris on a French government scholarship. Between 1961-65 he studied sculpture at René Collamarini's at École des Beaux Arts and engraving in the W.S. Hayter Atelier. He began his academic career as an instructor at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts in 1965 and later was named Professor in the Sculpture Department of Mimar Sinan University in 1976. He worked on printmaking at Süleyman Saim Tekcan’s studio in Kuyubaşı Aralık Street in 1976 and produced printmaking at Tekcan's studio in Söğütlüçeşme in 1977. In 1977, he produced screen printing of a series of 26 drawings entitled, "Aloşname" at Süleyman Saim Tekcan’s Artess Studio. Until his retirement in 2001, he worked as atelier instructor and head of the Department of Sculpture at Mimar Sinan University. From 2004 until his death, he continued his work in his atelier at the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts (IMOGA). Germaner died in 2018.