Walter Sorge Signed Abstract Watercolor of a Crowd


A mid-century abstract watercolor painting signed by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021).  The painting depicts a grouping of humans and canines arranged in an abstract arrangement. Each action posed individual is dressed in colorful clothing. The painting is presented behind light green mat in a silver tone frame and is signed "Sorge" to the lower 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.



34” x 30” x 1.5” (frame); 28” x 22” (sight). 

Condition notes:

Imperfections including discoloration and stray marks to the paper. One small rip to top left hand corner (covered by mat). Scratches to the plexiglass. Overall age appropriate scratches, scuffs and marks to the frame. 

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