Will Gompertz

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William Edward Gompertz (born 25 August 1965) is the BBC's Arts Editor.[1]

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Gompertz was previously director of Tate Media, and appeared in a show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 called Double Art History.[2] Gompertz has written extensively for The Guardian and The Times newspapers. He is the author of What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye[3]

He is the son of Dr Hugh Gompertz OBE, and is a second cousin to Simon Gompertz, the personal finance correspondent to BBC News.[4] He was born in Kent, and attended Bedford School. He did not take any A-levels.

Gompertz married Kate Anderson in 1993 and they have three sons (born 1995, 1997 and 2002) and one daughter (born 1999).

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  1. ^ BBC News appoints Will Gompertz as first Arts Editor BBC Press Office, 28 August 2009
  2. ^ BBC News hires Tate Media's Will Gompertz as arts editor The Guardian, 2 September 2009
  3. ^ Lewis, Ben (September 9, 2012). "What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye by Will Gompertz – review". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Will Gompertz: 'We're brought up to be intimidated by art'" The Observer 25 July 2010 Retrieved 29 March 2011

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