Walter Sorge Signed Abstract Watercolor and Oil Painting


An abstract painting in watercolor and oil by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). Gestural lines, planes and marks bend and twist in space in this abstract mixed media painting. Signed "Sorge" to the upper left, the work is displayed in a wooden frame and off-white mat.

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.


33.5” x 1.5” x 29.5” (frame); 24.5” x 19” (sight).

Condition notes:

Some heavy scuffs and scratches to the frame. Minor creases and foxing to the paper.

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