We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Francis Back. Francis illustrated several books for Osprey including Men-at-Arms 211: Napoleon’s Overseas Army and Men-at-Arms 227: Napoleon’s Sea Soldiers.

He was born in Montreal in 1959 and had a distinguished career in illustration and art creating works for books, museums, national parks, magazines and periodicals across Canada, Britain and the USA.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.