Emin (later Barın) is born in Bolu. His grandfather was Mehmet Emin Efendi, a medrese professor. His father was Hafız Mehmed Tevfik Efendi, a calligrapher, illuminator and bookbinder.
Emin enrolles in Imaret primary school in Bolu.
He graduates from Bolu middle school. He is awarded a scholarship to study as a boarding student at the Teachers' School for Men in Istanbul.
He graduates from the Istanbul Teachers' School for Men.
He becomes a primary school teacher at the village of Berk in Bolu province.
He passes the entrance examination and enrolls in the art department of the Gazi Teachers' Institute in Ankara.
He completes his studies at this department and afterwards he succeeds in being chosen to study in Europe through a very competitive examination that is held by the Education Ministry's Directorate of Publications.
He works for six months as an intern at the National Education Printing House in Istanbul. At the same time, he studies calligraphy under Kamil Akdik, chief calligrapher. In the department of Turkish Decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts. He also learns about classic Turkish bookbinding from Necmeddin Okyay. He goes to Germany the same year.
He studies for a year at Proffesor Dorfner's private school of bookbinding in Weimar. His book Olympiad receives first prize at the Hamburg Book Fair. Examples of his boks are published in the magazine Deutsche Bucheinbandkunst.
He enrolls in Akademie für Künste und Buch gewerbe in Leipzig, where he studies typography under Professor Thiemann and Professor Spemann and bookbining under Professor Wiemeler. He returns to Turkey on vacation and is drafted into the army on account of the war then in progress and does his military service.
He returns to Leipzig to complete his studies. He receives and carries out a number of German government bookbinding commissions.
His studies completed, he returns to Turkey and begins working as head of the technical Office at the National Education Printing House. The same year he and Professor Kenan Temizkan hold a big exhibition of calligraphy and bookbindings at the academy. The exhibiton was formally opened by Hasan Ali Yücel, the education minister. A gilded notebook luxuriously bound in parchment and prepared by the artist is presented to President İnönü by the academy as a gift. After the exhibiton, Barın becomes a member of the academy faculty in the Department of Decorative Arts.
He marries his wife Necla.
He is commissioned by the Ministry of National Education to produce the inscriptions for the country's coins.
He begins working on the Fatih Divanı, a festschrift prepared in the style of traditional Turkish arts to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul.
He prepares ten huge inscriptions to be exhibited at the important places in Istanbul (Eyup Sultan, Galata Tower, Topkapı, etc) as a part of the celebrations on the occassion of the 500th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul.
He prepares the text of a speech delivered by Atatürk in Istanbul. (This work is now in Dolmabahce Palace.) He also begins working on inscriptions to be installed in Anıtkabir. He prepares the relief sculptures of the texts of the “Address to Turkish Youth” and the “10th Anniversary Address” which are located on the either side of the mausoleum's entrance.
He prepares the frieze and dedicatory inscriptions for the ten towers at Anıtkabir. He produces a rose petal oil case of leather that is sent by the Turkish government to King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia.
He prepares a copy, executed on parchment and placed on the sarcophagus of the Council of Ministers order to relocate Atatürk's remains to Anıtkabir. He prepares the embellished and gilded signature book for Anıtkabir.
He prepares the inscriptions for the tomb of Yunus Emre. He opens a lettering and bookbinding workshop in the Decorative Arts Department at the academy.
He prepares the bindings for a group of books on the Turkish decorative arts that are presented to the German president by the Turkish government.
He receives first prize and a medal in bookbinding for Fatih Divanı when it is exhibited at the Brussels World's Fair.
He prepares bronze letters of the text of Atatürk's Istanbul speech to be installed in the Istanbul municipal council hall.
He begins making new interpretations in traditional calligraphic styles.
He is invited to Lisbon by Gulbenkian Museum to restore some Turkish- Islamic manuscript works in Portugal that suffered flood damage.
He continues with the restoration work in Lisbon.
He is invited to take place in an international congress on restoration that is convened at the Gulbenkian Museum and submits papers on the subjects of Turkish- Islamic bookbindings and manuscripts works.
He becomes an honorary member of the German Association of Book Artists.
A Cufic calligraphic composition by the artist that was purchased by the International Offenbach-Klinkspor Museum of Typography is published in the museum's calendar, Scriptura 75.
He prepares a 55-minute program for Turkish television on the subject of calligraphy.
He takes part in the Islamic Festival held in London. At the Dublin Academy of Fine Arts he delivers a lecture and holds an exhibition. He also delivers a lecture on the subject of Turkish calligraphic art at the Chester Bealty Museum. He submits a paper titled “Restoring our manuscript works” at the Istanbul Art Festival Symposium.
Holds a big comprehensive exhibit at the academy. He also exhibits works at the Museum of Antiquities in Algiers.
He holds a personal exhibiton at the Is Bankasi art gallery in Ankara. He prepares the instructions for the mosque and building of the Islamic Conference in the city of Islamabad in Pakistan.
He holds an exhibition in Malaysia on behalf of the Turkish foreign ministry.
He holds a retrospective exhibiton at the Garanti Bankasi art gallery in Istanbul.
He holds an exhibiton of Turkish calligraphic art at the UNESCO general headquarters in Paris. His composition “Ya Rahim” receives Turkiye Is Bankasi grand prize.
He holds a personal exhibition of his calligraphy in the city of Munster, Germany.
He dies in 29th December.