Henry David Potwin

"Bird Cage" Blue Toned Contemporary Surrealist Portrait of a Man with Birds 2015



Acrylic paint, canvas


Contemporary surrealist blue toned portrait by Texas artist Henry David Potwin. The work features a young man in a suit with a bird cage on his head reaching out towards birds that are flying freely. Signed in front lower right corner. Titled and dated on reverse. Currently hung in a carved gold frame.

Artist Biography

Born in Dallas, Texas David Potwin is the oldest of three children. He first started to paint at the age of 8 years old. As a young boy, Potwin's family would summer vacation in Taos, New Mexico. During the family vacations in 1965, he met artist Eric Gibberd who became his mentor for years to come. David attended the University of Houston Fine Arts program from 1969 to 1974. He studied alongside and under a great group of artists in a building called "The Annex" His subjects range from landscapes, portraits, cityscapes to those that are personal to the artist, idiosyncratic, humorous and socially aware.

Dimensions With Frame

H 18 in. x W 24.5 in. x D 1 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 16 in. x W 22 in.