Emin Barın was born in Istanbul in 1913. He is the son of calligrapher, gilder and bookbinder Hafız Mehmet Tevfik Efendi. He concluded his studies at Istanbul Muallim Mektebi in 1932. In 1936 he completed his education at the Ankara Gazi Terbiye Institute, Department of Painting. After completing a six month internship at the National Education Publishing House, he took lessons in calligraphy from Kamil Akdik at the İstanbul Academy of Fine Arts Department of Turkish Ornamentation, and Classic Turkish binding lessons from Necmettin Okyay. In 1937, he worked for one year in Weimar, Germany at Professor Dorfner’s Private School for Artistic Binding. In 1938, he got lessons from Professor Thiemann and Professor Spemann at the Leipzig Academy of Bookmaking and Typography on print and bookbinding. In 1943 he returned to Istanbul and joined the teaching faculty at the İstanbul Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Decorative Arts. In 1955, he established a Print and Binding Studio under the same department at the University. He produced printmaking at Süleyman Saim Tekcan's studio in Söğütlüçeşme between 1980-84. He completed his works which were started there, at the Çamlıca House of Art. He died in Istanbul in 1987.