Henry David Potwin

"Tortoise and Hare" Contemporary Surrealist Painting 2011



Oil, Canvas


Surrealist painting of Hare seated on top of a Tortoise in a tall grass landscape. The Hare is depicted holding a stick with a beetle hanging from it on a string. The work is signed, titled and dated by the artist. It is framed in a wooden 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 15 in. x W 18 in. x D 1.5 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 11 in. x W 14 in.