MY FATHER FOR DAD ART MOM ART SHOW
A first generation Italian American, Henry Montano worked for many decades at the Montano’s Shoe Store in Saugerties, New York, but was more healer than salesman. According to his daughter Linda, “people would come from far distances to be fitted and have their foot problems corrected and my dad would do this in a very caring and
compassionate way. Living with dad was like living with a mystical Zen Master.” After a hemorrhagic stroke, Henry Montano started painting therapeutically under the mentorship of his daughter, a practice he continued for three years until his death. As a result he produced a colorful body of work that celebrates his creativity, search for peace, and reconnection with loved ones.