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 November 2010

G D Paulraj - Mahabalipuram

This is a great scene by Paul Raj sent to my by my friend Kashinath who is a great artist as well.  The scene of the temples at Mahabalipuram in Southern India.  I have found shell I purchased back in 1962 when I was a young boy, the shell has the name and date carved on it.

I think you can see one of the seven pagodas in the back ground down on the beach.  I have an old cine film taken in 1962.  I will try and convert it and see if I can add it too the blog.  A photo of the shell follows.

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture of Mahabs. So colourful and fresh. The PaulRaj family visited there more times than they care to remember.