Dave Kaskowitz

As an art student at Washington University in the late 1940s, Dave Kaskowitz studied under German artist Max Beckmann, who once had a hand in one of Kaskowitz’s own pieces. “I was still playing around with it, and he said, ‘Can I work on it?’” Kaskowitz remembers. “He took a brush that I had there, and there was some black paint, which he liked to use, and he worked on it. Yeah. I should’ve saved it.”