Internationally known and respected Canadian artist,
Oscar De Lall was born in St-Petersburg, Russia in 1903. De Lall was educated at the naval college in Russia. He was called into the navy, following his discharge he moved to North America.
In 1930 he settled in Montréal. De Lalls’ first recognition as an artist came in 1933 when he was commissioned to do charcoal sketchings of 27 McGill University professors.
In 1947 he was appointed as Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and in 1958 he was appointed academician.
De Lall is known worldwide for his works in oil and charcoal. His subjects often portraits and landscapes, often the Laurentian regions of Québec.
His works are part of permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada and part of private collections worldwide.
He died in Montréal in 1971.