Gertrude Stein's personality has dominated the provenance of the Stein art legacy. It was, however, her brother Leo who was the astute art appraiser. Alfred Barr Jr., the founding director of New York's Museum of Modern Art , said that between the years of 1905 and 1907, "[Leo] was possibly the most discerning connoisseur and collector of 20th century painting in the world."  After the artworks were divided between the two Stein siblings, it was Gertrude who moved on to champion the works of what proved to be lesser talents in the 1930s. She concentrated on the work of Juan Gris , André Masson , and Sir Francis Rose . In 1932, Stein asserted: "painting now after its great period has come back to be a minor art." 
I think the genius that happens so rarely is creation and Kerouac seems to say the same thing. So, if you want to be genius, you must go and create and that creation must be from yourself. Then it will not matter if others like it, or understand it, but if a great many do, then they’ll call you genius. Hmmm…:)
That’s Not Writing, That’s Typing – my article on Kerouac’s stream-of-conscious writing
100 Beginnings for Writers — My analysis of published novels to learn better writing
Keep on learning, keep on writing.