Biography: Since 1947 to 1952

1947
Ariane abandonnée par Thésée
After 10 tries, he is finally allowed to participate as a contestant for Rome trials, the supreme reward. Subject: Ariane abandoned by Thésée. The result is magnificent. A moving, very mature work, which belies the fact that its author is only 17 years old, the usual age of admission to the Beaux arts (fine art school)

1948
Prix d'Esprez de l'Institut
He exhibits the bust of dramatic author René Bruyez at the salon of French artists, for which is awarded the bronze medal and the institute's D'Esprez prize.

1949
André Antoine, de la Comédie française
Bust of actor Antoine, from the Comedie Francaise, purchased by the state for Odéon theater of Europe.

1949
Firmin Gémier
Bust of Firmin Germier, actor and founder of the popular theater at the Relais in Chaillot.

1950
Jean-Marie de Lattre de Tassigny
Military service doesn't prevent him from carrying on with his work. He fashions the bust of the maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny. For this purpose, the colonel of his regiment provides him a studio.

1952
Official French army painter and sculptor
Aslan displays this bust at the army salon and he has won the first prize. He is nominated the official army painter and sculptor. Later on, the bust will be purchased in bronze, by the French state. At the end of his military service, he sculpts wax figures for the Madame Tussot Museum, in London, and for the Grévin Museum in Paris.
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