Walter Sorge Signed “Seated Figure” Limited Edition Abstract Color Etching and Aquatint


A limited edition orange, purple, and pink etching of an abstract figure entitled Seated Figure by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). A figure wearing a striped shirt and patterned skirt sits in an oversized chair near a houseplant. The works bright coloration and layered textures add richness to a quotidian scene. Signed "Sorge" and titled "Seated Figure" on the front. Edition "12/40".  

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.


29.5” x 20.5” (paper); 19.75” x 15.75” (work).

Condition notes:

Heavy stain to upper left corner. Some other discoloration present. Bends and wear along the edges of the paper.

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