Ali İbrahim Yasak was born in Erzincan in 1940. He worked as an apprentice and learned how to carve wood from his master Yeşova Büyükbahar. Yasak obtained his professional license from his master. Currently he continues to work and trains his apprentices at his workshop in Tünel, Istanbul.
Reference: istanbulunustalari.com, İstanbul’un Ustaları (Istanbul: İstanbul 2010 Avrupa Kültür Başkenti, 2010), p. 28.