Walter Sorge “Slash Green - Slash Purple” Oil on Canvas Painting


A circular abstract oil on canvas titled Slash Green-Slash Purple by Canadian artist Walter Sorge (1931-2021). Curved green and purple slashes are depicted among a variety of colorful raised shapes upon a brown ground. The canvas has been created by the artist using a sewn patchwork method. The painting is titled and dated 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.



31” x 31” x 1.25”.

Condition notes:

Craquelure throughout. Significant loss of paint on the frame. Gap between canvas and the frame. Other age appropriate wear present. Some small chips to the paint present.

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