About the Authors


Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is an acclaimed art historian and graduate professor at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. The author of the international bestseller National Geographic’s The Biblical World (2007) and his latest National Geographic book, In the Footsteps of Jesus (2012), he also co-authored Charlton Heston’s Hollywood together with Charlton Heston, and wrote Discovering Walt in conjunction with his feature-length documentary Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (Disney/Buena Vista). His other works include Van Gogh Revisited (1992), The Renaissance of Florence (1994) and The French Impressionists (1995), which were all translated in seven languages.

An award-winning filmmaker, Prof. Isbouts has directed numerous programs on history and art, includeVan Gogh Revisited, starring Leonard Nimoy; Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Myth, starring Dick van Dyke;Voyage Through the Bible, starring Charlton Heston; Manet in Love, starring Richard Neal and most recently, the World War II docu-drama Operation Valkyrie.

As a musicologist, Prof. Isbouts has produced recordings of Bach, Corelli, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Satie, Ravel, and Debussy with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and other soloists and ensembles. His website is www.jpisbouts.org.

Christopher Brown

Dr. Christopher Brown

Dr. Christopher Heath Brown is an art connoisseur and Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who practices in North Carolina. Originally from Potomac, Maryland, Dr. Brown received his Bachelor of Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then completed his graduate education at the University of North Carolina and graduated with honors in 1986. Dr. Brown earned his board certification from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and has presented and published to both national and international audiences. Ever since his first encounter with Raphaels St. George Slaying the Dragonat the National Art Gallery in Washington D.C., he has been fascinated by Renaissance art. His experience in cosmetically and functionally reconstructing the faces of many patients enables him to analyze the Mona Lisa portrait from an entirely fresh perspective. In 2011, Dr. Brown established Brown Discoveries, LLC as a think tank to bring his insights to a wider audience.


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