Walter Sorge Signed Limited Edition Abstract Portrait Color Etching


A color etching of an untitled portrait by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). The illustration is richly textured and uses different mark making techniques to immerse the figure in an abstract ground. The goateed figure has a severe face and looks away from the viewer. Unframed, the print is signed "Sorge", titled, and numbered 33/60. 

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.



20.5” x 29.5” (paper); 11.75” x 15.75” (plate).

Condition notes:

Some minor wear and discoloration to the edges. Minor toning to the paper.

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