Death of the artist’s wife, M.I. Volkova (Taratutina).
Heads a studio at the Arts Museum.
Marries Elena Semionovna Volkova (born Melnikova), trusted companion, mother of his two sons, Valerij and Aleksandr.
Works on a series of small scenes depicting traditional life. Devises a technique of applying tempera on plant glue and covering the finished work with varnish.
Entered the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia.
Birth of a son , Valerij, who grows up to become a painter, teacher and art critic.
Organizes “Masters of the new East” Association with Mikhail Kurzin. Starts painting about life on collective farms.
Teacher at Tashkent technical art school.
Joins the Tashkent painters’ group ARIZO.