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:

Thursday, 29 October 2009

BBC Antiques Roadshow - Bowes Museum 2009

In April this year I heard that the BBC were going to record an episode of the Antiques Road Show near my home. I emailed them saying I had a large blue vase that they might be interested in filming and in due course they visited me and said they would like to film the vase.

In August I carefully wrapped the vase in bubble wrap and took it to the venue and my sister and I were filmed. However there was no guarantee that we would make the show. Bad news today a letter has arrived from the BBC advising me that the show will be on UK television on Sunday 15 October 2009 but we and the vase did not make the show. Shame but it was still a fun day. I have attached a photo of the vase being filmed. More on the vase will follow.  

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