Henry David Potwin

"Underground Resistance" Contemporary Surrealist Painting of a Flying Boot 2015



Acrylic paint, canvas


Contemporary surrealist painting by Texas artist Henry David Potwin. This work features an intricately rendered boot with wings descending on someone hiding under a trap door. Signed in front lower left corner. Titled and dated on reverse. Currently hung in a solid black 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 24 in. x W 20 in. x D 1 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 16 in. x W 20 in.