Henry David Potwin

"Skull Contemplating A Stone" Contemporary Pastel Surrealist Landscape Painting 2015



Oil on canvas


Colorful, pastel-toned painting by contemporary artist Henry David Potwin. This work features a pink and yellow-toned landscape scene with a skull sitting at the bottom of a tree, contemplating a stone nearby. Signed at bottom left corner. 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 9 in x W 12 in x D 1 in