Dear lofsness: Most my income comes from neither being a teacher of art nor an artist, not that it's any of your damn buissness, nor has it any barring upon the issue at hand. Any real artist is bound to be a fine teacher of art too, they just don't always teach in an institution or formal siting. Want to talk about some major artists who taught me and were quite exceptional teachers, how about all those I've known from ULAE, to name a few who also taught in institutions, how about Bontecou, Rivers, Oldenberg, Frankenthaler and Motherwell. As a rule, if an art teacher, instructor or professor's a poor art teacher they'er not a very good artist or not a real artist at all. Yah, I've heard it said, "artists who can't make art, teach," which is a lot of B.S.! I've seen both side's of the coin, collage trained "teachers" who know nothing about art who try, and disenchanted losy artists who've never ever come close to realy making it who try, craft people who claim to be artists even though they've little understnding of the visual who try and they all can't teach art worth a damn. Yes, there are exceptions but seldom, your right about one thing, though, "Art teachers taught by art teachers, teaching future art teachers ..." it is rather inbred and by in large turns out a lot of very poor and bad art teachers. Sincerely, the artist Geo.