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, 28 February 2010

G D Paulraj - Lunchtime

Quick post today of a painting I acquired from California a few years ago.  When I first came across it was for sale in Florida, but I missed it as the seller would only sell within the USA and it went really cheap to a dealer in California.  I battled for nearly six months and eventually got him to lower his price.  It is called "Lunchtime' and is one of my favourites.
This is the painting that has the discarded painting on the reverse, maybe that is why it is a dark painting to stop any colour showing through from the other side.  I like it a lot and in the distance you can see another boat in the gloom.  Hope you like this one.


  1. I have actually been waiting for this one. No wonder why this is one of your favorites. Its a great piece.

  2. This is really good.Love the way he handled the light and darks in his paintings!

  3. looks very diffrent from the others you have posted and very good one indeed