Henry Raleigh was a classically trained fine artist. He was skilled in many art mediums. However, for most of his career he was limited to using pen & ink,wolf pencil, and dry brush because the illustrations he made would reproduce well and the line work would look crisp in the magazines. This commercial work made him very wealthy. But, his artist’s soul made him want to return to the fine arts. In 1917 he was asked to create images for war posters. He was elated, because he could return to his skills of print making. He immersed himself into the project. He created lithographs and etchings and experimented with the new style of the European expressionists.