Henry David Potwin

"Still Life" Contemporary Phallic Interior Still Life of Apples and a Banana 2001



Oil on canvas


Colorful surrealist painting done by contemporary artist Henry David Potwin. The piece features two distinctly red apples, both with different shades, and a ripe banana sitting between the two. Signed in the bottom right corner. Titled and dated on reverse.

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 12 in x W 12 in x D 1 in