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A Portrait Bust of Winston Churchill Modelled by Oscar Nemon for Spode, 1967
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A Portrait Bust of Winston Churchill Modelled by Oscar Nemon for Spode, 1967

Measurements: Height: 18cm (7ins)

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Oscar Nemon (1906-1985) established a studio in Vienna in the 1920s where he produced portraits and medals for casting into bronze. He trained at the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts, Brussels, where he designed a relief of the aviator Charles Lindberg. He returned to Vienna to sculpt Sigmund Freud from life in 1931. Portraits of Freud and of Henri Spaak, the Belgian statesman, were exhibited in Nemon's first substantial one man show at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Bruxelles in 1932. He moved to England in 1938, and settled near Oxford, at Boars Hill in 1941. Nemon divided the war years between fire-watching in London and sculpting, exhibiting and beginning to consolidate his reputation in Britain . In the 1950’s Nemon gravitated increasingly towards sculpting figures of power, most notably Churchill and his circle, following a meeting with the former wartime leader in Marakech in 1951. Granted a studio by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II at St. James's Palace, Nemon's post-war career is best known for an array distinguished sitters including Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother, Eisenhower, Truman, Beaverbrook, Montgomery and Macmillan.
 

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