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:

Monday, 11 January 2010

G D Paulraj - Banana Market

I have been invited to join a Face-book page set up by family members of Paul Raj.  I will try and find out how I do a link to the page as when I tried to email a link to someone it did not work for them.  Today I will upload a painting I purchased from the USA and it was one of a pair.  The original owner had worked in the USA Embassy in New Delhi in the early 1950's and acquired the two paintings at that time.  I like the bright Bananas but my wife does not she keeps trying to persuade me to sell this one.

The photo is not so good as it has some reflection of lamp shades in the room.  I will take a better photo in the spring when I can take the painting outside into the daylight.


  1. This is a beautiful painting! I wonder why she doesn't like it!

  2. I agree. Moreover the way the lady on the left is lifting up all those banans is very interesting.