Born in Moscow on December 25th 1912.
In 1936 he gained a place at the Surikov Moscow Institute of Fine Arts.
He studied under S.V. Gerasimov, I.E. Grabar and B.V. Yoganson.
In 1945 he finished the institute and defended his thesis, Samarkand Landscape, with honors.
He has been a member of the USSR Union of Artists since 1946.
In 1976 he became an Honored Artist of Russia.
In 1986 he was awarded the People's Friendship prize.
In 1991 Sorokin received the title of People's Artist of Russia.
He has worked with "Les Oreades" since 1990 and often participates in major exhibitions in Moscow and France.
The gallery has printed catalogues, postcards, reproductions and posters of his work.
He died in August 2001 in the town of Lipetsk.