Walter Sorge Signed 1987 “Transformation” Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting


A 1987 oil on canvas abstract painting titled, Transformation by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). The painting depicts an array of raised impasto abstract shapes in bright colors. The painting is presented in a wood frame and is signed to the lower right corner. "Transformation 1987" is written on the frame verso. 

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.



32.5” x 22.75’ x 1” (frame); 30” x 19.75” x 1” (canvas).

Condition notes:

Craquelure present. Chips to the paint present. Overall age appropriate marks, scuffs and scratches to the frame. 

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