Teaches graphics in various schools in Tashkent.
Teaches drawing at the Tashkent teacher’s institute.
Appointed director of the Tashkent arts museum located in the former palace of the Grand Duke Nikolai Romanov.
Worked as artist and head teacher at the Turkestan peoples’ arts school.
First one-man exhibition at Turkestan University in Tashkent.
Works as instructor of the schools’ department of Peoples’ Committee for Enlightenment organizing the artistic education in Muslim primary schools. Helps found 12 childrens’ clubs in the Old Town.
Second one-man exhibition at Turkestan University.
Meets the poet Sergey Yesenin. In the 1920’s Volkov was friends with a number of poets living in Tashkent including Valentin Volpin, Georgij Svetlij (G. Pavliutchenko) .
Teaches at the pedagogical faculty of Turkestan University. Head of the art teachers’ studio. Teaches in the Regional Muslim High School.
Illustrated the manuscript of the poem“ Caravan and Teahouse”
Worked as a decorative artist at the studio of the Proletcult worker’s theatre. Drew sketches for costumes and scenery.
Completes three big “Caravan”paintings in oils.
Third one-man exhibition at Turkestan University.
The Central Asian Art Museum in Tashkent bought fourteen of Volkov’s paintings.
One-man show of 120 paintings at Moscow University’s club for workers from the East. Volkov met the art critics Yakov Tugenhold and Sidorov, who reviewed his exhibition in the newspaper “Pravda” on 17th November.
Teaches sketching at the Peoples’ House art studio in Tashkent.
“1923. Rhythm in painting and poetry. Dance. Bukhara. Roads. Spaces. The full voice of the palette. National form. Life is full of movement and noise. Joy – Colour. Music, the traveled road. My paintings respond. Tea houses, caravans, camels. Symphony and rhythm. The system of triangles”.
Painted the “Pomegranate Teahouse”. “Having explored various styles – futurism, cubism, expressionism, I arrived at the primitive and began working with triangles. I achieved what was a simple but strong and expressive composition. This cycle of work came to an end in 1924 with the painting “Pomegranate Teahouse”- my symbol of faith”.
Writes a second series of poems, “Nomadic Days”.