Walter Sorge Signed Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting


A square abstract oil on canvas by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). Pink, green and blue heavily impasto shapes create colorful textures upon a yellow-tan ground. The hand built frame has been painted by the artist as an extension of the work. The painting is titled to the front upper right hand corner.

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.



37” x 37” x 1.5”.

Condition notes:

Crack to the upper edge of the frame. Craquelure throughout. Chips and loss of color throughout the work and the frame. Discoloration, stains and wear to verso.

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