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:

Saturday, 20 March 2010

G D Paulraj - Father and Daughter

I came across this painting the other day I think it sold in an auction in Stockholm in Sweden at on 5 March 2010.  It measured 36.5 x 50.5 cms.  The estimated price was around £139 and the hammer price was only £62.56.
It appears to be of a father and daughter or maybe a grandfather and a daughter, it is quite different so many other Paul Raj paintings I have seen as it is is close up of only two people.  A photo of the signature follows.

The auction description said that there was some small damage to the painting.  Hope you like this one.

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