She will trace Nemon’s dramatic journey across Europe from his home in Croatia to seek refuge in England in the 1930s.
Amongst Nemon’s many famous sitters were Margaret Thatcher, Sigmund Freud, Leslie Howard, and Lord Beaverbrook, as well as Queen Elizabeth II. One of his sculptures of Churchill is in Toronto!
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Aurelia Young (Lady Young, b. 1943) is the author of Finding Nemon, the first biography of her father the renowned sculptor Oscar Nemon. She grew up wandering in and out of her father’s studios at the family home in Oxford and later in London. Since his death in 1985, she has been researching her father’s life and gives talks about his life and work in the USA, Paris, Brussels, Israel and across the UK. She married George Young in 1964, an MP for forty-one years and now Lord Young of Cookham.