Ohio Finds! Levent Isik’s ‘Marble Game No. 2’
Above: The Columbus-based artist crafted this piece using found objects. It is signed and dated 2003.
Ohio’s tradition of self-taught artists is a long one, but there are more recent names that have gained recognition as well. Levent Isik is among them. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1961, Isik grew up in Montreal, Canada, before moving to Ohio. He lived in Akron and Cleveland, then settled in Columbus in the late 1980s, leaving behind a job and friends. Art helped fill the void.
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Originally published in the January-February 2022 issue of Ohio Magazine.