Jean-Pierre Isbouts is an art historian and a doctoral professor at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. He is the author of nine National Geographic books, including The Biblical World, In the Footsteps of Jesus, and The Story of Christianity which have sold 2 million copies. Together with Christopher Heath Brown, he is the coauthor of three books on Leonardo da Vinci: The Da Vinci Legacy, The Mona Lisa Myth, and Young Leonardo. He has been on numerous radio and TV shows and is the host of the TV series The Search of Masterpieces. He has also directed several programs on history and art for Disney, ABC, Public Television and the History Channel. Dr. Isbouts lives in Santa Monica, CA.