That comment of Kertesz, if true, would make me wonder if his attitude wasn't a large factor in his being overlooked for so many years. I do recall thinking he had a bit of a chip on his shoulder after seeing an interview a few years ago. We do know that he wasn't "accepted" by the big editors when he emigrated to the US and it curtailed his career, which begs the question, why? Maybe we have that answer.