Walter Sorge Signed “Dancing Figures” Abstract Watercolor


An abstract watercolor by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). Gestural lines create skeletal figures that bend and twist in space. Displayed in a black wooden frame, the painting is signed "Sorge" to the lower edge and is titled to the verso.

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.



15.75” x 14.5” x 1” (frame); 9” x 7.5” (sight).

Condition notes:

Some loss of color to the frame. Heavy crinkling due to the thin nature of the paper. Some discoloration to the mat. Overall age appropriate scratches, scuffs and marks to the frame.

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