Walter Sorge - Saint 1
One of a series, these sketches depict icons from a church.
A 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. Throughout his career, Sorge had many solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally in New York, Ottawa, France, New Mexico, Kentucky, California, England, Israel, and Turkey among other places. Some institutions that have exhibited and collected his work include the Metropolitan Center in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Fine Arts in Bermuda, and the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville.