In 1991, Ismail Acar graduated from Marmara University's College of Fine Arts, in Istanbul, with honours, after which he earned a Master of Arts degree in 1993. Finding interest in rotogravure, wood press, and various other techniques, Acar has been influenced by some of the most creative minds of his generation, including M. Plevneli and Mustafa Aslier. He also studied with David Salle, enhancing his skills in the preparation of exhibitions. In 2004, Acar was awarded the coveted title, 'Most Successful Artist in Turkey,' as numerous galleries in Turkey, and internationally, have showcased his work.