With Bill Cummings support, I spent two challenging summers (1957‚ 1958) at Skowhegan. What an experience it was to eat, drink, work, and interact with other artists. Here, I could totally immerse myself in drawing, painting and supportive critiques. When I was a student at Skowhegan in the summer of 1958, there were many émigré artists as teachers, including George Grosz and Max Weber. Mr. Grosz always proclaimed the importance of the line and liked to make small line sketches in my sketchbook. In class, he spoke of the large triptych drawing “Metropolis” by Otto Dix, which is one of the strongest anti-war images ever created.