Student of the Academy of fine arts from 1854 till 1863 1863 were engaged in the mosaic; in 1866 a Junior artist and mosaic artist. In 1870 – the title of academician of the mosaic for the image: "St. Spiridon". From 1873 till 1888 senior artist Mosaic Department.
Brother of Paul and Yevgraf Semenovich Sorokin, in 1854, he entered the Academy of fine arts and do landscape painting. In 1862, received a small. angry. medal for "Kuntsevo, near Moscow," and in 1865 was awarded the title of blackboard. artist. In 1863 began to study mosaic production, and then served in St. Petersburg. the mosaic institution. For the execution of mosaic image of St. Spiridona for the left altar of St. Isaac's Cathedral received in 1869 the title of academician of mosaic art.