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Walter Sorge Signed “Cedar Wax Wings” Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting


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An oil on canvas abstract painting titled, Cedar Wax Wings, by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). The painting depicts a flock of cedar wax wing birds in a light blue hue upon an airy neutral ground. Flecks of pink are arranged throughout the painting. The painting is present in a wood frame. 

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.



27.5” x 21.5” x 1” (frame); 23.5” x 17.5” (sight). 

Condition notes:

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

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