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, 19 June 2010

G D Thyagaraj - Keeping Watch

I came across this painting for sale on Ebay several years ago and at that time I did not know that G D Thyagaraj was the brother of Paul and Arulraj. I probably would have purchased it had I known.  It had some damage in the form of foxing and the photograph shows some reflection on the glass.
It is similar to one by Paul Raj in that it shows a man keeping watch on his fields.  I was told that this kind of platform is called a "Machaan".  It seems to show a sunset which has been captured very well.  I hope you like it.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful.
    the fading trees create such depth !
    the foreground is very well done too.