Walter Sorge Signed 1990 “Slash - Orange” Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting


A 1990 oil on canvas titled, Slash-Orange by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021).  An orange slash is depicted among a variety of colorful raised shapes upon a pink ground. The painting is signed to the middle right side and is titled and dated to the 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.


15.75” x 12.5” x 1” (frame); 10.25” x 13” x 1” (sight). 

Condition notes:

Craquelure throughout. Chips and some loss of color present. Overall age appropriate marks, scuffs and scratches to the frame. 

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