How Self-Taught Artists Reimagined The Status Quo

Every once in a while life throws a curveball at you. Whether you were unable to finish college or you were rejected from your dream job, sometimes it seems like your goals are too far out of reach. Though it is difficult, persevering and learning from these experiences is the best way to pursue your dreams. Throughout history, creatives have faced challenges that made them use unconventional methods and techniques to achieve their goals. Invaluable created this visual that features famous self-taught artists who instead of following traditional routes, forged their own paths despite facing obstacles. Read through these famous artists who defied the odds and get inspired to make your own path.



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Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on