Dave Kaskowitz and Corey Smith

Members of a community group that meets on campus each week for a figure-drawing session, 92-year-old Dave Kaskowitz (in foreground) and 35-year-old UMSL alumnus Corey Smith have become good friends. Smith credits Kaskowitz, who was a student of Max Beckmann in the late 1940s, with helping him grow as an artist. (Photos by Evie Hemphill)