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:

Friday, 29 October 2010

G D Paulraj - To The Bazaar

Another find by my friend Kashinath, this one appeals to me in looks fund with the little boy being carried on his father's shoulders.
It is a nice colourful watercolour, with a selection of big trees which it is clear he must have enjoyed painting them.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

G D Paulraj - Stormy Day

Another Paulraj painting sent to me by my friend Kashinath.  It is a really stormy day.  I am now wondering if I have posted this one before?  I think it might be the same title but by Thyagaraj.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

G D Paulraj - Taj Mahal

My friend Kashinath has sent me a photo of this painting by G D Paulraj, it seems to be showing the TajMahal in Agra.  It seems to be a little unusual for Paul to paint a real place, most paintings appear to be imaginary or maybe slightly based on real scenes.
It certainly is a very bright painting, the minarets seem a little skinny to me but it captures the scene.  I have previously added some photos of the Taj captured from a Cine film.  I have added another family photo taken in front of the Taj taken around 1972.  I am the young man on the left.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Lal Mabon Ghose - Boatman - 1912

This is a painting my Lal Mabon Ghose showing a boatman, his signature is shown in full.  In the past his paintings have only shown his initials.
The painting is in colour and others I have seen are in black and white.  The painting is also dated as 1912.  Can anyone confirm where he was from?  Would it be Bengal or some other place?

Saturday, 16 October 2010

G D Thyagaraj - Stormy Day

This is a watercolour by G D Thyagaraj of a wild stormy day.  The trees can be seen really blowing in the wind.
It was up for sale on Ebay several years ago, I cannot remember what it sold for.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

G D Thyagaraj - Boats on the Beach

I cam e across this painting a year or so ago and it is a boat scene by G D Thyagaraj there are a row of boats on the beach it is quite colourful.
I think it is quite an accomplished painting, hope you like it.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

G D Thyagaraj - Boats

I found this painting by G D Thyagaraj sold at an auction in the UK, unfortunately it is only a low quality image so it is hard to tell how good a painting it might be.
Still an interesting painting, the boatman in the foreground looks like he might be about to fall over the side of the boat.