Neşet Günal was born in 1923 in Nevşehir. After completing his secondary education, he graduated first in his class from the İstanbul Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Advanced Painting. He became the student of Nurullah Berk and Sabri Berkel, and later went to Leopold Levy’s studio. He went to Paris in 1948 on a government scholarship. He worked in the studios of Andre Lhote and Fernand Leger. In addition to his studio work, he learned mural (fresco) techniques at the Paris College of Fine Arts. In 1954, he joined the teaching faculty at the İstanbul Academy of Fine Arts. Between 1975-1980 he served as Chairman of the Department of Painting, and as Dean of the School of Fine Arts between 1980-1982. In 1977, he produced printmaking at Süleyman Saim Tekcan's studio in Söğütlüçeşme. He died in 2002.