Born in Akseki, Antalya in 1942, Ercivan completed his primary education in Güzelsu. He graduated from Aksu Primary School in 1960 and worked as a primary school teacher in Urfa. He graduated from Gazi Education Institute, Painting Department, Graphic Arts Branch in 1964. In the same year, he was appointed as an art teacher (painting-handwork), at Sinop Girls Primary Teacher School. Between 1968 and 1970, he worked as deputy director and art history teacher at Erzurum Education Institute with the offer and appointment of the Ministry of National Education.
In 1970, he was appointed as a Graphic and Art History teacher at the Department of Painting-Handwork Education at Izmir Education Institute. He worked as an art teacher at Buca High School in 1984. In 1987, he received a bachelor's degree from İzmir DEU Buca Faculty of Education, Department of Painting-Handwork Education. He retired in 1996 from his duty as a teacher of painting, which he commenced at Karataş High School in 1988. Between 1996-2004, he worked as an original printing studio lecturer at DEU Buca Faculty of Education, Department of Painting-Handwork Education.
The artist, who founded the Ercivan Art Gallery in Izmir in 1990, opened 16 solo exhibitions; and took part in 24 group exhibitions with his works. He has art works in various private and institutional collections such as the Ministry of Culture, Izmir State Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul State Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts (IMOGA), Gazi University Museum, Yaşar Education Museum, Ege University Private Collection.
He passed away on 20.07.2004 in Kuşadası-Davutlar as a result of a heart attack when he was a lecturer at DEU Fine Arts Education Department Painting Department Original Printing Studio.
11. DYO Painting Competition "Mothers" Award
12. DYO Painting Competition Honorary Certificate,
1994 DYO Painting Competition Honorary Certificate,
1993 Turgut Pura Art Foundation Honorary Certificate.
“… I learned my first lines, which I can say beautiful, from my father in writing. My father was a teacher in primary school. I was in 5th grade when I drew a pencil drawing of the huge tar tree in front of the school. My teacher wrote the number 5 in the middle of the picture with a red pencil in a circle ...”