One of Nemon’s sketches of Churchill

The Nemon Studio and Archive welcome researchers.  There is a facility to stay overnight if needs be, and travel grants may be available to support research.  Please email for further details.

Churchill College, Cambridge, holds archive material about Nemon’s sculptures of Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher including letters, photographs and drawings, together with the original sketches which Nemon made of Churchill at La Mamounia (catalogue viewable on Janus).

The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds holds photographs and sketches created by Nemon in Vienna and Bruxelles during the 1920s and 1930s, including all the material relating to the Temple of Universal Ethics. They also hold the bronze original of his relief of Charles Lindbergh, and a maquette of the Temple, together with Nemon’s draft autobiography, and other theoretical writings and manifestoes and correspondence from this period. They offer financial support to scholars researching Oscar Nemon.

The Freud Museum in London holds material about Nemon’s sculptures of Freud including sketches, photographs and correspondence, together with the carved wood bust of Freud which Nemon gave him during the 1930s at Freud’s request, which is displayed in his Freud’s study as it was in his lifetime.

The Imperial War Museum will be unveiling a permanent exhibit about the creation of Nemon’s sculpture of Montgomery which stands on Whitehall. This will contain sketches, profiles and photographs of the clay, showing how the work came into being.

The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms displays Churchill’s bust of Nemon, together with Nemon’s cast of Churchill’s hand and a bronze bust of Churchill by Nemon.

The Palace of Westminster holds many of Nemon’s political portraits, including busts of Harold Macmillan, Lady Thatcher, Manny Shinwell, and of course the full length portrait of Sir Winston Churchill which stands in the Members’ Lobby.

One of Nemon's sketches of Churchill

The British Embassy in Zagreb holds a number of Nemon’s bronze reliefs which can be viewed by contacting the Ambassador.

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford holds a range of Nemon material including drawings, Nemon’s bust of Max Beerbohm, and the bronze relief Ana.

Finest Hour, the journal of Winston Churchill, featured an article about Nemon’s friendship with Churchill, which can be viewed in PDF format here (Number 137, pages 14-18). Viewing PDFs requires Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded here.