Walter Sorge Signed Mixed Media “Chinese Horses” Abstract Painting


An abstract mixed media painting by the American artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). Painted in gouache and watercolor with charcoal accents, this abstract work depicts a herd of horses against a purple background. Signed and titled Chinese Horses to the lower right, the 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.



30.5” x 22.5” x .1” (paper); 27.25” x 19” (painting).

Condition notes:

Irregular edges that show signs of wear including some bends and creases. Other age appropriate wear present.

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