Attended night school at Moscow Polygraph Institute under professor I.I. Checkmazov. Since 1957 – through 1962 was studying at Moscow Regional pedagogical art school in memoriam of the year 1905, an educate of V.N. Baksheev and M.V. Dobroserdov. Since 1962 became a participant of arts exhibitions, since 1967 – a member of Commonwealth of USSR artists. A painter of Moscow Region, East-country, the Crimea, northland, Central Asia. A.S. Sotskov personal exhibitions took place in Stuttgart and Hamburg (German), Belgium, France, Japan. His works are kept in private collections in Russia and abroad.