Feridun Özgören was born in Istanbul in 1942. He graduated from the Department of Economy at Istanbul University. He then completed his study at the Department of Biostatistics of Michigan University School of Public Health. He learned marbling art (Ebru) from Niyazi Sayın. Özgören has held many solo exhibitions and given workshops in many cities in the US. His works can be seen in the collection of many museums such as Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard Art Museums. In 2016 he received Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Award. Besides being a marbling artist, Özgören is a ney and tambur player. He conducts the Cambridge Society for Classical Turkish Music. Özgören currently continues his work in Boston.
REFERENCE: Cumhurbaşkanlığı Kültür ve Sanat Ödülleri sahiplerini buldu (hürriyet.com.tr, 22.02.2017) - massfolkarts.org, koksalciftci.net, bostonturkishfestival.org, dunyabulteni.net, turkishcenterboston.org.