Walter Sorge Signed Artist’s Proof “Angel” Abstract Aquatint


A aquatint titled Angel by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). The illustration is richly textured and uses various mark making techniques to depict a winged figure moving through a neutral ground. Signed, titled, and marked AP to the bottom edge.

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 26.75” (paper); 29.75” x 23.75” (plate).

Condition notes:

Foxing present. Bends to the corners and some dents to the edges. Some other discoloration present.

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