Martin Isler, 86

After a life lived very much on his own terms, Martin Isler, noted illustrator, sculptor, and Egyptologist, died as he wished, at home with family Feb. 2, at 86 years old.

He leaves behind his wife, Natalie, two sons, Edward and Jeffrey, and four grandchildren — Adam, Sam, Kate, and Will — along with a remarkable body of work that includes more than 50 years of sculpture, and writings that includes many monographs and a book, Sticks Stones & Shadows; Building the Egyptian Pyramids (2001, University of Oklahoma Press).

He was buried at Temple Shalom Cemetery in Norwalk, CT on Monday, Feb. 4th. For more information about Martin, visit his website at