Born in Kędzierzyn-Koźle in 1959, he graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (branch in Katowice) in 1987. Since then, he has been an academic teacher at the Intaglio Techniques Studio and Drawing Studio at the Chair of Printmaking of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. He obtained the title of Professor of Fine Arts in 2005. He has shown about a dozen solo exhibitions and participated in over 60 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. A grantee of the Minister of Culture and Art in 1988. His awards include the Grand Prix of the Facing the Values Biennial, Katowice 1994; Triennial of the Polish Contemporary Drawing, Lubaczów 1993; Grand Prix nomination at the Polish Print Triennial, Katowice 1997; Bronze Medal of the International Biennial Print Exhibit in Taipei, 2001; Second Prize in the „Misterium Cierpienia, Misterium Odkupienia” (Mystery of Suffering, Mystery of Redemption) competition in Bielsko-Biała, 2005. In his creative activities, Bogdan Topor treats both drawing and printmaking as two equivalent, autonomic forms of artistic expression. He has been realising two long-term cycles: the Study of the Last Supper and Study of Landscape. He regards the reference to the sacred sphere as a powerful experience, the essence and meaning of which reach into the areas of transcendence.