- Published: 02.10.2023.
A lecture on the sculptor Oscar Nemon in London
Oscar Nemon was born in a Jewish family Neumann that lived in Croatian town Osijek. He perfected his talent in Vienna and Brussels, and in 1939, fleeing Nazi persecution, he settled in England, where he started a family. During the Second World War, most of the Neumann family was killed in the Holocaust.
This exceptional artist met Winston Churchill in the United Kingdom and made several sculptures of him, the most famous of which are the marble bust from 1956 exhibited in Windsor Castle, commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II, and also the statue of the most famous British Prime Minister in the lower house of Parliament.
He made statues and reliefs of numerous famous figures, including Sigmund Freud, the Queen Mother, Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher.
More info about this artist and Nemon Studio Museum near Oxford you can find here https://oscarnemon.org.uk