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:

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

G D Arulraj - Watercolour Technique

Wow!  I have just visited the Raj brothers Facebook site and came across a film of G D Arulraj talking about his painting style and giving a demonstration.  You can access the site from the following link.

The film is eighteen minutes in length and I guess was filmed sometime in the 1950's I will try and find out when.  I am sure all you artists out there will appreciate it.  It is great to actually see the artist and there is a very short clip of someone talking with Arul while he is painting and I wondered if this might be one of his brothers?  Please let me know what you think of the film.  Below is a photo of Arul from the film clip.

1 comment:

  1. I will have to watch this and pass on to my sister in law. She is Arul's daughter.