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Walter Sorge Watercolor Painting "Model - Shanghai," Late 20th Century

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Dr. Walter Felix Sorge (Canada/United States, 1931 – 2021)
Model – Shanghai, late 20th century
Watercolor painting and charcoal on paper
Artist’s stamp to the lower right

Canadian-born artist Walter Sorge was a Modernist whose work exhibits many facets, periods, and styles, however, he was foremost a formalist creating both gestural abstractions and geometric Color Field compositions. He worked in a variety of mediums but was also a very accomplished printmaker in the mid to late 20th century. Sorge received both his B.A. and M.A. at UCLA and went on to receive his Ed.D. degrees in Fine Arts and Art Education from Columbia University. He worked in the famed Atelier 17 in Paris as an apprentice to the celebrated Surrealist painter and printmaker Stanley William Hayter who had a strong influence on his printmaking. After working in Paris, he returned to the United States to create and teach art.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting


- abrasions and scratches to the frame; some stains to the mat and painting.


29.25" W x 27.0" H x 0.75" D

- measures the frame; sight measures 16" W x 13" H.

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