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Walter Sorge Signed “Berry Bushes” Mixed Media Abstract Painting


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A watercolor and gouache painting by the American artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). Signed to the lower right and titled Berry Bushes, this abstract piece depicts a spray of lavender-color bushes with floating yellow berries. Taupe and pale blue form the background of the piece. This painting is unframed.

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.



28” x 21” x .1” (paper); 22” x 16” (image). 

Condition notes:

Wear and creased edges to the scalloped edges of the paper. Some markings and paint transfer through the border. Markings on the back. 

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