About Judy Miller

Judy Miller was a fabulous artist who did fashion illustration, oil portraiture, silk screening and even was a runway model for a while in the 70s. Although she dropped out of college early to marry and have kids as did so many women in the 1950s she went back to school and finished her degree in art history. She then taught art in the public school system and was a museum docent.

What I loved about her most was that she dragged her kids to every interesting museum and art gallery in NYC in the 1970s.

It's a cliché that we've all heard before. “You don't know what you have until it's gone.” Judy suffered from Alzheimer's and passed away in 2016. Alzheimers is a mean disease. It erases the person you love right in front of your eyes. I would give anything to get one more hour with her.

Judy is with me every time I make a great photograph. This spring I am teaming up with ALZ.ORG Illinois Chapter to raise funds for research to find a cure so we can stop this horrible disease. I don't know what that looks like exactly but I'd love to make portraits for families who've been affected and a lovely coffee table book telling their stories.

Thank you for reading and please stay tuned!