Walter Sorge Signed “Winged Figure” Abstract Color Etching and Aquatint


A black and white etching entitled Winged Figure by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). The long-haired figure's body is centrally located in the composition is surrounded by fluid lines which define their hair and wings. The work is richly patterned and features small pops of red, yellow, green and blue. Signed "Sorge" and titled on the front. This is an artist proof.

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.



26” x 19.5” (paper); 23.25” x 17.75” (plate).

Condition notes:

Stray pencil marks, minor tears to edges. Discoloration and other wear present.

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