Will Gompertz is a world-leading expert in, and champion of, the arts. Having spent seven years as a Director of the Tate Galleries followed by eleven years as the BBC's Arts Editor, he is now Artistic Director at the Barbican. Will has interviewed and observed many of the world's leading artists, actors, writers, musicians, directors and designers. Creativity magazine in New York ranked him as one of the 50 most original thinkers in the world. He is the author of the internationally bestselling What Are You Looking At? and Think Like an Artist, both translated into more than 20 languages.
Gompertz doesn't have it in him to be boring-The Times
He is a natural communicator whose passion for art is expressed with wit and verve-Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England
Will Gompertz is the best teacher you never had-Guardian
Hugely accessible . . . writes about difficult things without letting on that they are difficult-Independent on Sunday on What Are You Looking At?
The Shock of the New redone a la Bill Bryson . . . richly detailed and highly entertaining-Daily Telegraph on What Are You Looking At?
Lively, fresh, energetic . . . He explains movements and "isms" with clarity and humour-Scotsman on What Are You Looking At?