I'm not sure you are right about Meatyard. I think he just preferred to do small prints. At any rate, it doesn't matter.

Thelonious Monk was often criticized for not being technically proficient as a pianist, yet he NEVER played a wrong note. And by "wrong" I don't just mean the wrong key, but also wrong rhythm, wrong accent, etc. His technique was proficient for his art.

Best,

Will