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.
‘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 […]
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 […]
I first met Oscar Nemon in 1981 when my boyfriend, Nemon’s son Falcon, took me to the studio near Oxford where his father had worked and lived from the 1940s. We drove from London, passing the Cowley car works, which in the 1980s stretched either side of the ring road, […]