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, 2 February 2010

G D Arulraj- Night Fishing

This is a painting by G D Arulraj recently arrived from Silverado in California, USA.  It seems to be a scene of fishing boats at night.
The man on the beach in the foreground is in silhouette and the boats have a light burning which is painted on in white.  Photo of his signature follows, the painting is around 34 cm x 21 cm smaller than others I have seen by Arul.  On the reverse it had a label saying $25.00.
Look at my posting for 9 November 2009 for a very similar painting bt Arulraj.


  1. Night Fishing is a truly excellent watercolour. Beautifully simple. I love the way he used wet-on-wet for the sky and the way the horizon line is lost in mist. Also the lights on the boats which must be guache? A great subject and composition.