He was born in 1945 in Gümüşhane. In 1968, he graduated from Istanbul State School of Applied Fine Arts, Department of Painting and in 1975 he joined the teaching staff of the university. In 1978, with a scholarship from the Austrian government, he made lithography works at the Salzburg Summer Academy. In 1986, he produced original printmaking at Çamlıca Art House. He completed his proficiency in arts education in 1983. Following, he became an associate professor in 1986 and then professor in 1993. He is currently working as a lecturer at Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting.