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, 13 March 2010

G D Paulraj - Shaded Market

This is a painting by G D Paulraj of a shaded market.  It was one of a pair I purchased from the USA a couple of years ago.  The previous owner had worked for the USA diplomatic corps in New Delhi.  The paintings were being sold both the death of the owner.
The painting is behind ordinary glass and my dining room lights are reflected at the top of the painting.  This came along with the Banana Market painting.  I think Paul has done a great job of capturing the canopies shading the market stalls.  I have not put non-reflective glass in as the rear of the painting is tacked onto the frame and it would be very destructive to change the glass, so I have decided to live with this one. Hope you like it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!This is a nice painting! And thank you for appreciating my work.