Bent Sorensen was best known as a sculptor but started out as a painter. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in the years immediately following the Second World War. Around 1948 he met the group of Danish and international artists connected to the Galerie Denise Rene in Paris. In the same year he studied at Ossip Zadkine’s school in Paris. Sorensen, like fellow Danish artists such as Richard Mortensen, worked in the ‘Concretist’ style.