Weʼve raised £688 to Raise Oscar Nemon's Holocaust Memorial on Boars Hill Oxford
- Pleasant Land, Boars Hill, Oxford
- Funded on Sunday, 11th June 2017
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My father-in-law, the sculptor Oscar Nemon came to England as Jewish refugee in the late 1930s. He lived and sculpted on Boars Hill near Oxford until his death in 1985. During this time his sculptures of Sir Winston Churchill were placed all over the world including in the Members' Lobby of the House of Commons. His sculpture of Freud stands in Hampstead, London. Nemon lost his mother, brother and grandmother and many family members to the Holocaust. His memorial to them, and all those who lost their lives in World War II, is called 'Humanity'. It shows a mother raising her child to the future in defiance of hatred. A bronze of this sculpture has stood in Osijek in Croatia since 1967. While he was alive Nemon had the plaster of 'Humanity' in his wild garden at Pleasant Land on Boars Hill. Now his Studio Museum and Archive are opening to the public at Pleasant Land I am raising money to cast 'Humanity' for the garden in bronze - so everyone who visits can see it and celebrate the life Oscar Nemon made in defiance of loss and death. If you would like to know more about Oscar Nemon please visit our website on www.oscarnemon.org.uk. Visits can be booked via the website.
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Jun 11, 2017
Thank you to the Maidenhead Synagogue whose members very generously donated £95.00 when they visited the Nemon Studio Museum today. Thank you for being such a generous and involved group!
Sarah & James
Jun 5, 2017
This will be amazing Alice!
May 22, 2017
Raised through donations and postcard sales at the Nemon Studio opening for Oxford Artweeks 13-14 May 2017 - thank you to everyone!
May 22, 2017
I have pleasure in supporting the memory of a great man and a moving work which was close to his heart.
May 20, 2017
May 15, 2017
Wonderful idea - good luck with the Crowdfunding.Neil and Angela
May 12, 2017
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Pleasant Land, Boars Hill, Oxford
I am Oscar Nemon's daughter-in-law. Before Nemon's son, my late husband Falcon, died in 2002 I told him I would make a museum of his father's works in Nemon's Studio. It has taken fifteen years - but we are opening on 13 & 14 May, the for booked visits via www.oscarnemon.org.uk
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