Salvador Dali was expelled from art school
One of Spain’s most iconic artists never finished his art degree… because he refused to be examined by his incompetent professors. “None of the professors of the school being competent to judge me, I retire,” he said, and was promptly kicked out. There was also an ulterior motive to not finishing; once Dalí had his degree, he would lose all financial support from his father. Perishing the thought, he left university early and lived off his father’s money in Paris.