Something that I said was taken as rude? My points were the term "self taught" has become cliche. It's used to explain their work. Why it's not better or why it's better than you would expect. In other words it really has no precise meaning. It is a useless cliche.
Yes I went to school in America in the 60's and 70's. I had art in grade school and high school.
GET OFF MY LAWN!