Admirer of Paul Raj Paintings

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Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at:

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

G D Arulraj - Evening Walk

Today is a watercolour by Arul Raj showing a man at dusk taking a few cows home for the night.
It is an intense painting with bright light from the setting sun.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

G D Thyagaraj - Temple in the lake

Watercolour of a lake or tank with a temple showing.
Quite a moody painting with the misty background and the violet hues.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

G D Paulraj - Home time

Another very nice painting by Paul Raj showing cattle being herded along a road.
Mountains are visible in the background and the trees do not have much foliage.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

G D Paulraj - Separating the wheat from the chaff

I have been quiet lazy for a few months and had not posted anything on my blog so I have made an effort today and found this great painting by G D Paulraj of a group of women who are separating the wheat from the chaff.

It is signed in the bottom right corner by G D Paulraj.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

G D Paulraj - Washing Clothes in the river

I have very kindly been sent a photo of this Paulraj painting it is owned by Ravi in Malaysia.  It shows a busy scene of a group of women washing clothes in a river.

It is similar to some that we have seen before but a nice painting.  Thanks Ravi.

Friday, 4 March 2016

G D Thyagaraj - Long cart convoy

I am not able to read the signature as the photo is not of a high enough quality but it seems more like the style of Thyagaraj by the way the tress have been painted.
It is a very typical subject for any of the three Raj brothers, the colours look pretty good as well not very faded.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

G D Paulraj - Sweeping

A beautiful painting by Paulraj showing a lady sweeping the area in front of her house.  A nice village scene with an amazing old tree.