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Art as an outlet: Montag, who has been a quadriplegic for 40 years, is...

Published: March 9, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Jeff Montag’s fingers can’t hold a paintbrush, but that doesn’t stop him from painting portraits, flowers, flamenco dancers, ornery bulls, airplanes, Sioux warriors and Kearney landmarks.

A quadriplegic for 40 years, Montag creates art in his spare time with a specially designed cuff he fastens onto his right hand.

Last week, maneuvering his wheelchair, he guided a visitor through his kitchen and attached garage into his cozy studio cluttered with paintbrushes and tubes of paint. He wheeled up to the easel, slid his hand into his cuff and began to dab bits of bright color on an unfinished painting.

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