Keith Rocco, IMHO, is the preeminent Napoleonic artist working today. I was lucky enough to work with Keith on my board game Napoleon in Europe back in 2001. I licensed one of his paintings for the cover, and his sketches for the manual.
As e talked, we discovered that other than our love of history, we had a couple of things in common:
* We had both lived in the western suburbs of Chicago (Keith moved to Virginia many years ago, but still comes back here from time to time).
* We had a common friend: Paul Niemeyer. Paul did the map and card art for Napoleon in Europe, as well as most art for Eagle Games.
Over the years I've collected several of Keith's prints, three of which hang in my office. I have always wanted to own an original, and so almost a year ago I approached Keith about doing two small paintings of Napoleonic soldiers.
He finished my paintings today and sent me photographs.
Well, to say that I love them is an understatement! They are perfect.
I feel very lucky to have these in my collection and will enjoy them for many, many years.