Henry David Potwin

“Krieg” Soft Hued Contemporary Abstract Surrealist Painting 2004



Oil Paint, Canvas


Contemporary painting by Henry David Potwin. Titled "Krieg," a reference to the German word for war. Two faces fused with buildings arguing on a sea of clouds. Signed by artist on bottom right corner; titled and dated at the back. Currently unframed but framing option available.

Artist Biography

Born in Dallas, Texas David Potwin is the oldest of three children. He first started to paint at the age of eight years old. As a young boy, Potwin's family would spend 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. His works incorporate life experiences, connecting philosophy, physics, sociology, emotion, mysticism and eroticism with craftsmanship. Tweaking the colors to tease the eye with a sense of light and expressed energy. His work is best defined as 'conceptual realism' or perhaps, 'conceptual impressionism.'


H 32 in. x W 42 in. x D .75 in.