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.
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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 […]
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 […]
The Nemon Studio and Archive will be open for guided visits on Saturday 16 September between 3-5pm. Alice, Oscar Nemon’s daughter-in-law will be guiding visits and offering teas which can be taken in the garden. Friendly dogs on leads and well-behaved children are very welcome. Please email if you require […]