Description of the artwork «"Head of the Red Army" sketch for the painting "Past Campaigns" (Russian Museum)»
"Head of the Red Army" sketch for the painting Bygone Campaigns "- the best diploma 1957 of the Surikov Institute In 1950 G.P. Sorogin graduated with honors from the Sverdlovsk Art School, in 1956 - Moscow Art Institute. V.I.Surikov in the workshop of the professor P.P. Sokolov-Skala, who also received a diploma with honors. Tsyplakov, his beloved teacher and friend, also had a great influence on his formation as an artist. The diploma work "Old Campaigns" exhibited at the 5th All-Union Exhibition of diploma works of students of art universities of the USSR found a great response from the audience and the public. The Tretyakov Gallery wanted to buy it, but the Russian Museum took the picture. The Tretyakov Gallery acquired his other works to the fund where the best diploma works are kept. Member of the Union of RSFSR Artists since 1957. The name of the talented painter quickly gained wide popularity, although he himself never aspired to this. His paintings were exhibited at the most prestigious exhibitions - all-Union. republican, zonal. Since 1956, he has been a permanent, active participant in exhibitions. Personal exhibitions in Russia, Czechoslovakia, and Germany. His works were published in magazines, catalogs on postcards.