Martin Kemp is an art historian, curator and author. He is an Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University and has written and broadcasted extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day. Leonardo da Vinci has been the subject of a number of his books, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press, 2004) and the semi-autobiographical Living with Leonardo (Thames & Hudson, 2018). He has published on imagery in the sciences of anatomy, natural history and optics, including The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale University Press).

His most recent book, Visions of Heaven: Dante and the Art of the Divineis published by Lund Humphries.