In 1917 he studied at the Higher Art Studios in Saratov. In 1925, he moved to Moscow. In 1927, visitors of his exhibition purchased his works for the first time. In 1927-1935, he was sent to a trip abroad: Paris, Palma de Majorka (Spain), etc., where he participated in many exhibitions. After returning to Russia, Tsaplin was proclaimed to be “formalist” and “modernist”. His creative work proved not to be in demand and was forgotten for long years. The artist’s works are monumental. Deliberately heavy forms with dynamics and expression of the image evoke an impression of monumentality.
On bent knees.1920-1924. Wood. 105x57x24