Telman Heydar oglu Zeynalov was born on October 20, 1931 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR (Republic of Azerbaijan) Father: Zeynalov Heydar Alesker oglu Mother: Zeynalova Durra Asad qizi From 1939 to 1947 he studied in the secondary school No. 6 of Baku. In 1948 he entered the Azerbaijan State Art College named after "Azim Azizade". "In 1948 he entered the Azim Azimzadeh Art School, Sculpture Department. In 1951 he was called up for active military service, after demobilization, from 1954 to 1956, worked as an artist in the "Industrial Complex of the Ministry of Local Industry. Graduated from Leningrad Higher School of Art and Industry named after Mukhina in 1962. V. I. Mukhina", majoring in sculpture. Since 1957, he participated in national, all-Union and international exhibitions. In 1965 joined the Union of Artists of the USSR. From 1977 to 1991 - Chairman of the artistic council for sculpture. In 1982 and 1987 he was elected to the board of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan. Winner of the State Prize of Azerbaijan (1978). Honoured Art Worker of the Republic of Azerbaijan (1992). Winner of the first Azerbaijan national award "Humay-2000" (2001).