Burhan Uygur was born in Giresun in 1940. He completed his primary education in Tirebolu and his secondary education in Trabzon. He worked first with Nurullah Berk in the Department of Painting at the İstanbul Academy of Fine Arts, in 1968, then earned his undergraduate diploma from the Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu Studio. He continued his work at the Salzburg Summer Academy with a scholarship from the Austrian government in 1970, working with painter, Corneille. He produced printmaking at Süleyman Saim Tekcan’s studio in Söğütlüçeşme in 1982 and at the Çamlıca House of Art in 1991. He died in Istanbul in 1992.