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:

Sunday, 7 February 2010

G D Paul Raj - "Wash Day" or "Back Yard"

I tried to buy this painting several years ago from Ebay but was not successful, it was give the name "Wash Day'" and has a label on the reverse giving the price of the painting and the address of Paul Raj at the time.
The label has the painting being sold for Rs 275/- and being called "Back Yard" and not Wash Day and shows three ladies doing their laundry.
The label looks like it has been removed from the back of a previous frame or mount and then stuck to a newer frame and has received some damage in the process.  I quite like this one with not too much going on in the painting.

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