"Mr Cardy Jumping" by Oscar De Lall

'Mr. Cardy Jumping' by Oscar De Lall R.C.A. (1903 - 1971). Signed bottom right. Oscar de Lall (1903 - 1971) RCA Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, he followed his own self teaching plan in painting. He came to Canada in 1926 and settled in Montreal where he studied drawing under Edmond Dyonnet. He was influenced by the work of Velasquez, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Degas, and Manet. Using realistic style for portraits and impressionistic in landscape, he worked in oils charcoal and pastel. He was elected A.R.C.A. 1946, R.C.A. 1958. He lived in Montreal. Vernon Grandison Cardy was the longtime Mount Royal Hotel chief and was a prim, self-absorbed horse-breeder. He founded the Cardy Hotel Corp which at one time had eight grand hotels in Canada . He sold his hotel chain in 1950 to the Sheraton Corporation to devote his time to his passion, horses riding and breeding.