from Galway, Ireland
Do you really care if Picasso had a degree or if Goya dropped out of a fine art course? A sign writer who can draw better than most people often never passed a literacy exam. How many artist statements do you remember? Art is in all the works that are done with passion. When they are done because they are felt needed to be done for themselves alone they are honest. True art is clear. Biographies and art statements ( including this one!) just cloud everything up. I couldn't care less about a degree unless you're going after me with a scalpel. Thanks.