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:

Saturday, 10 August 2019

G D Paulraj - Palms and Fields

Recently came across this painting for sale on Etsy in The UK for £320.00
It is a nice water colour by Paulraj titled 'Palms and Fields'.  It also has a price on the rear of Rs 65/- so must be a relatively early painting.  It was framed by a company in Bombay called Chemould.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

G D Thyagaraj - Beating the Paddy

Watercolour by Thyagaraj believed to be from around 1958 depicting two women crushing (rice?) in a large pot with heavy poles.  It looks like they are trying to take the husks off the rice?
It has been painted straight on, it is more come to be left to right or right to left, quite a colourful scene and interesting.

Friday, 24 May 2019

G D Thyagaraj - Windy Day

I was recently contacted by Brent who owns a painting by G D Thyagaraj that was purchased in India back in 1963 when his parents were living and working there.  The painting depicts a windy day with people in a village.  The trees are bending with the strong winds.

I understand that Brent might like to sell his painting if you are interested drop my an email and I can then forward on to him so you can obtain further information.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

G D Thyagaraj - Cattle Convoy - Dusty Road

Recently came across this water colour for sale in the USA for $109.99 US dollars by G D Thyagaraj, very typical scene, cattle convoy on a dusty road.  What was a little unusual that on the rear were was a pencil sketch of a male showing muscles and legs.

Followed by a photo of the rear of the painting showing the pencil sketch.

Friday, 1 February 2019

G D Paulraj - Preparaing for the Puja

This is a nice watercolour by G D Paulraj showing two women drawing on the ground in readiness for puja ceremony.
The painting is very much straight on whereas most scenes involving roads and carts are on an angle.

Just found a second painting on the same theme, I think it is by Paulraj but not certain difficult to read the signature . But painted from a different angle altogether.

Monday, 2 July 2018

G D Thyagaraj - Cooking on the boat

I just purchased this nice water scene by Thyagaraj two weeks ago, it was selling on Ebay. Got it for a very reasonable price.
I will take some better photos when I remove it from the frame as the frame needs to be glued a little.  It has a sticker on the back saying it was framed in Park Street in Calcutta, where I lived between 1957 and 1974 (off and on). Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

G D Paulraj - Family on a boat

This is a fairly unusual painting by Paulraj showing a family on a boat being punted by use of a long pole down a stream or canal.  The father is working the boat while the mother is taking care of a small child and two goats are roaming the deck.  Quite a fun composition.
I do not remember seeing a Paulraj goat before.