He was born in 1941 in Trabzon. In 1968, he graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts, studio of Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu. He carried out his painting works together with his duties in educational institutions for a while. In 1975, he founded Trabzon State Academy of Fine Arts. Until 1978, he was the manager of this gallery. In 1981, he resigned from the education institutions and settled in Kuzguncuk. Katipoğlu participated in many exhibitions in Turkey and abroad including State Painting Exhibition and opened many solo exhibitions throughout his artistic career. In 2007, he produced print works at the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts printmaking studio. Until his death in 2008, he continued producing art works in his studio in Kuzguncuk.