Abe Miller was hospitalized for 100 days due to Covid-19. The doctors gave up on him, saying that he has a one percent chance of survival.
When he arrived at Westchester Hospital, his oxygen level was at 75 and he was put into an induced coma.
When the doctors saw that his lungs were not functioning, they decided to place him on a ventilator. But when that did not help, they connected him to an ECMO machine to provide respiratory support.
Abe was unable to ingest food or liquid for 10 weeks. It seemed like his end was near. His wife and family were called to say goodbye…
With the mercy of God and the help of great doctors, Abe started to slowly come back to himself, and within a short time, he was released from the hospital.
After 7 weeks in a coma, Abe has completely recovered! When Abe opened his eyes, the first words that he said were: I want to become an artist…
Abe has never drawn before in his life! His family thought he had gone crazy. But since the time Abe had gotten his life and health back, he has already created over 400 modern art paintings.
Recovering from Covid-19 has been hard for many and has prevented many from doing the things they love, but for Abe, it opened up a new channel of creativity, one he never knew he possessed!
Abraham “Abe” Miller is a contemporary expressionist painter who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., 1951, to parents who emigrated from Poland. Born into a family with musical talents, Abe became a composer and has written dozens of songs. At age 20 he married and, always the entrepreneur, went into the retail business. Abe later worked at a real estate firm as vice president of acquisitions and dispositions, before opening Signature Silver, then Signature Art Gallery.
Today after surviving a 100-day COVID coma and at age 70, Abe paints spontaneous self-taught art, largely in a unique style of outsider abstract expressionism. He hopes that his paintings will be appreciated and inspire others to explore life’s joys and their creative talents to the fullest.
I never even picked up a paintbrush or visited an art museum until the age of 69. I am a self-taught artist who only began painting suddenly after surviving a 100 day coma and a 5% chance to live brought on by COVID. There have been proposed theories connecting my spontaneous artistic talent with my near death experience in the way of collective unconscious or synesthesia. I do not know how I woke up to become an artist, only that it is a miracle I am grateful for. My paintings are spontaneous and abstract, and I am constantly experimenting through intuition. I use my first creative love as a composer, music, to inspire these works.