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Does Formal Training Make A Better Artist?

Posted by Barry Whitehouse on Saturday, August 17, 2013,

Does formal training make you a better artist? I ask this question because there is a huge divide. Great modern day artists like Scottish born Jack Vettriano are denied exhibition space by the UK’s leading galleries such at the Tate, because the artist has had no formal training, yet these galleries display paintings (admittedly older) by Vincent Van Gogh who also had no formal training, but is historically popular. Will Vettriano have to wait another 70 years or more before his work beco...


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