Nikola Koydl was born on February 6, 1939 in Karlovac, Croatia. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1962 in the class of professor Đuro Tiljak. From 1962 until 1969 he was an associate of Krsto Hegedušić᾽s Master Workshop. He traveled extensively to France, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Denmark and Austria. He has taken part in many group exhibitions both nationally and abroad. His works are in many art galleries, museums and private collections. His interest in graphic art dates from 1986. Koydl is a retired professor of the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb.