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:

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Flora Fountain by Norman Ellison

Today I thought I would add a painting I bought a little while ago which I now know to Flora Fountain in Bombay.
I was painted by a British army officer called Norman Ellison in 1944 while he was stationed in India.  Many of his scenes are of rural India but this one was recognisable.  I gave this to my daughter's partner who is from Bombay, we intend to frame it tomorrow night so they can hang it on the wall of their new flat in London.  Hope you like it.


  1. Have you posted this before in your blog? Because I have seen this painting in one of the blogs and the information about the artist was also given there.

    Anyway this painting is beutiful and delicate. Its a joy forever.

  2. Hello Prabal
    Yes you are correct I had forgotten! Anyway I have more by the same artists and I will add some over the coming month.