Walter Sorge Signed Abstract Mixed Media Painting


A gouache and oil painting by the American artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). Signed to the lower right, this abstract piece depicts greenish-blue traversing tree like branches over a chartreuse ground. Sprays of yellow, pink, and blue spheres float among the branches. The painting is unframed.

Born in Alberta, Canada, Walter Felix Sorge attended UCLA and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from there during the 1950s. He continued his education at Columbia University in New York where he received his Doctorate in Fine Art and Fine Art Education. Sorge also studied under Stanley William Hayter in Paris and worked at Atelier 17. He later had an extensive career as an art educator and served as head of the art department at Kentucky Southern College in Louisville, the head of the art department at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, as well as chairman of the art department at Eastern Illinois University. Sorge exhibited widely during his lifetime in the United States and abroad.



31” x 22.75”.

Condition notes:

Some discoloration and color transfer to the border. Worn, curled, and creased edges. Markings to the back.

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