''Born in Polotsk, Vitebsk, in 1873, Sorin enrolled at the Odessa Art School in 1896 where he studied under Kiriak Kostandi until 1899, whence he went on to study in Repin's workshop at the Imperial Academy until 1907.He developed a great reputation as a society portraitist and between 1900 and 1910, many of the leading cultural and social figures of the time sat for him, including Feodor Chaliapin, Anna Akhmatova, and Tamara Karsavina. Sorin participated in the December 1916 Mir Iskusstva exhibition in Moscow, and in 1920 emigrated to Paris shortly afterwards going to New York. Throughout the 1920's and 30's, he continued his successful career as a portrait painter and, amongst others, Balanchine, Mikhail Fokine, various members of the British Royal family, as well as Anna Pavlova, posed for him''.
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