Devrim Erbil was born in Uşak in 1937. He was enrolled in the painting department of the State Academy of Fine Arts in İstanbul in 1955. He studied first in the academy`s Gallery section under Halil Dikmen and later in the studio of Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu. In 1959 he founded the “Soyutçu 7`ler” (Seven Abstractionists) group. After graduating from the academy`s painting department he joined academy (in 1962) as a teaching assistant, undertaking duties in the studios of Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Cemal Tollu and Cevat Dereli. In 1963 he founded the Mavi Grup (Blue Group)in association with Tülay Tura, Altan Gürman, Adnan Çoker and Sarkis. In 1965 Mr Erbil was awarded and art scholarship by the Spanish government and began studying in Madrid and Barcelona. He continued his studies in Paris and London. He was awarded the title “State Artist” in 1991. Mr .Erbil`s works have been shown frequently in joint exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. Works by the artist have been selected for inclusion in the collection of the state museums of painting and sculpture in Ankara, İstanbul and İzmir. Works by him are also at the Museum of Modern Art in Bucharest, at the Banja Luka Umjetnicka Gallery, in Ben and Abby Grey Foundation Collection, the Ankara National Library Collection, and in a number of public and private collections in Turkey and abroad.