Beginning Over in London and Oxford: Oscar Nemon’s War Years in a New Exhibition on Boars Hill.

For anyone of European and Jewish heritage, the 1940s would prove a harsh and terrifying decade. Even for those lucky enough to reach safety as refugees from Occupied Europe, the losses remained enormous, as the communities and families amongst which they had grown up were destroyed wholesale. This was the case for sculptor Oscar Nemon. He was born in Yugoslavia in 1906, and came to Britain as an émigré from 1936, settling permanently once war was declared in 1939. 

Celebrate the launch of ‘Finding Nemon’ by Aurelia Young with tea, cake and live music 15 September 2-5 at Pleasant Land on Boars Hill, Oxford.

Ten years to research, sculptor Oscar Nemon’s daughter Aurelia Young will launch Finding Nemon at the Nemon Museum on Boars Hill – where he sculpted for forty years.  The biography, which tells the story of Nemon’s private and public lives, took Aurelia all over the world.  Trailing her father, she travelled from North […]