• Professor Martin Kemp

    writer; broadcaster; emeritus professor

    University of Oxford

    Martin Kemp was trained in natural sciences and art history at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute, London. He has published and broadcast extensively on Leonardo da Vinci, including the prize-winning Leonardo da Vinci and The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man (Oxford). His Christ to Coke: How image becomes icon (Oxford) looks at eleven representatives of types of iconic imagery. He wrote regularly for Nature; those essays have been published as Visualizations and developed in Seen and Unseen (both Oxford). More recent books are Art in History (Profile Books) and Mona Lisa with Giuseppe Pallanti (Oxford). Living with Leonardo (Thames and Hudson) will be published in March 2018. He has been a trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland, The V&A Museum and British Museum and has curated or co-curated a series of exhibitions on Leonardo and other themes, in London at the Hayward Gallery, the Barbican and V&A.


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