Born in Salisbury, Rhodesia, Craig Bone was trained as a Graphic Artist at The Natal University in South Africa. In 1973, Craig returned to Rhodesia to perform his National Service in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. During this time, he painted vivid scenes of combat and was totally immersed in the war. Craig was severely wounded by a mortar attack, which almost cost him his legs and his life. Subsequently, Craig turned to painting full time. After gaining recognition as an artist, Craig was honored when his painting, Earth, Wind and Fire, was hung in the Pentagon. An important work, it depicts the reality of the Vietnam War and honors the sacrifice of American soldiers.