Henry David Potwin

"Mr. Nixon" Contemporary Pastel Yellow and Purple Surrealist Portrait Painting 2014



Oil on canvas


Vivid purple and yellow toned painting done by contemporary artist Henry David Potwin. This work features a life-size figure of the head of Richard Nixon with yellow and purple features and bright, red eyes. He is dressed in a bright purple suit with a smiley face button on the collar. Signed, titled, and dated on reverse. Currently unframed, but options are available.

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.


H 11 in x W 8 in x D 1 in