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.
Account of Winston Churchill’s meeting with the sculptor Oscar Nemon in 1951 and the installation seventy years later of Oxford’s first public bronze of Churchill by Nemon in the Old Parsonage Hotel.
‘Humanity’, Oscar Nemon’s Holocaust Memorial, returning to Pleasant Land – 80 years after the invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941. Eighty years ago, in 1941, the world was caught up into the struggle of World War II. With America still neutral, and France already having surrendered to the Nazi, the Third […]
Finding Nemon – A talk on the sculptor Oscar Nemon 20 February 2020 14:30 – 15:30 Weston Room Nemon’s daughter, Aurelia Young, will be giving an illustrated talk about her father Oscar Nemon, and her own adventures while researching ‘Finding Nemon’. She will tell how her father travelled across Europe […]
Autumn is always a time of old memories and new beginnings at Oscar Nemon’s Sculpture Studio Museum and Archive at Pleasant Land. The trees of Boars Hill, an area of fields and woods between Oxford and Abingdon, shade the forested sections with bands of gold, flame, and russet. For […]
Aurelia Young, Nemon’s daughter and the author of the new biography Finding Nemon, gave a sold out talk at 1pm on December 6th at Waterstone’s, Gower Street. She shared her recollections of Nemon’s life, how The Queen nicknamed him the ‘missing Oscar’ and how Nemon became the subject of the only […]
As part of the Oxford Leider Festival, Alice Hiller, who curates Oscar Nemon’s Archive, and installed the display at his Studio Museum on Boars Hill, will be speaking about his journeys across Europe, and how his sculptures hold both the music, and the silences, of the complex times in which […]
Aurelia Young, Nemon’s daughter and author of the new biography Finding Nemon, is selling signed hardback copies of her book for £20 + P&P. (£3.50 for the UK, £10 for international postage), and softback copies of Finding Nemon for £14 + P&P (£3 for the UK and £9 for international postage). […]
Aurelia Young launches ‘Finding Nemon’ her biography of her father the sculptor Oscar Nemon at the sculptor’s former studio on Boars Hill near 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 […]