Walter Sorge Signed 1960s Mixed Media Abstract Painting
A mixed media work on paper by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). The painting features an orange abstracted formation with black filaments against a variegated blue-gray, white and tan ground. The painting is presented behind cream mat in a gray tone frame and signed to the front lower right corner "Sorge."
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.
20.5” x 25.5” x .75” (frame) x 16.75” x 22” (sight).
Some wrinkling to the paper. Loss of color to the frame, most prominent center top edge. Overall age appropriate scratches, scuffs and marks to the frame.
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