North Shore Historic Art
Oscar Daniel de Lall RCA (1903-1971)
de Lall was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and was mostly self-taught until
later in his career when he studied under Edmond Dyonnet
in Montreal. He fled the country in 1918 and attended the naval college
in Estonia and then sailed to South America. He arrived in Halifax in 1926 and
by 1930 had settled in Montreal. Such masters as Rembrandt, Velasquez, Frans
Hals, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet influenced his style and technique. He
exhibited regularly at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Royal Canadian
Academy where he exhibited mainly portraits. He was elected an associate of the
Royal Canadian Academy in 1946 and a full member in 1959. A portrait of Mrs. T.
Ballantyne hangs in the National Gallery of Canada.
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