Born in France and holding advanced degrees in his home country, Luc Brébion received his Ph.D. in psychology in the United States, where he now resides. He has lectured at John F. Kennedy University, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the University of California (Irvine). Over ten years, in a number of American cities and at Esalen Institute, he conducted a series of workshops on literature and art titled “The Aesthetic Self: Contemplations,” which presents the experience of beauty as a path to self-knowledge. He is turning these seminars into monographs about several painters, among them Jan van Eyck, Jean Siméon Chardin, and Giovanni Boldini.
With Timothy Crouse, he translated Roger Martin du Gard's Le Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort (originally published in France by Gallimard as part of the Pléiade collection) into English (Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort, Knopf, 2000).
He has also translated Cortejo y Epinicio (published in Chile by LOM Ediciones), the best known book by the Chilean poet David Rosenmann-Taub, into French (Cortège et Épinicie, Les Éditions Bruno Doucey, 2011).