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:

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

P B Surendranath - Market Scene

Today I have taken a photograph of a painting I acquired several years ago of a market scene which I liked.  I stumbled upon it while searching for Paul Raj paintings and I thought the style was similar so bought it.

It was only later did I find out that Surendranath studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Madras which is where Paul Raj studied some years earlier this might explain the similarity of their works.  I understand that he went onto work at the college as well.  An article can be found in the Hindu newspaper at the following link.


  1. sir, you seem to be having treasure of Indian watercolist's paintings. After seeing blog I started searching on net about Paul brothers but got very little information and few ebay listings

  2. This is an amazing painting.
    Thanks a lot for bringing together and sharing these priceless pieces.

  3. Sishir
    Thanks for the comments, I will be listing many more in the coming weeks.

  4. Ajay
    Yes the paintings by all three brothers do come up on a regular basis on Ebay. There are several available now but they are all very expensive and in the USA.

  5. Thank you for sharing the paintings and the information. Have a great day.