Veysel Erüstün was born in Sivas in 1910. In 1927 he completed the Adana Teachers School. In 1935, he earned his undergraduate diploma from the Ankara Gazi Education Institute Department of Painting. Following his work as a teacher and as an educational inspector, he served as a painting instructor at Ankara Gazi Education Institute from 1940-1974. He went to Germany in 1939 on a National Education Ministry Scholarship, for his specialization. He learned etching technique from University of California Art Professor Paul A. Lingren, when Lingren came to Ankara for a short time in 1969. Since the founding of Süleyman Saim Tekcan's studio in Kuyubaşı Aralık Sokak, Erüstün worked continuously both to produce his own works and to assist other artists in Tekcan's studio at Söğütlüçeşme and then at The Çamlıca House of Art in Çamlıca between 1974-1985. He died in Istanbul in 1987.