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, 16 November 2010

G D Paulraj - Sorting the Catch

Painting by G D Paulraj recently added to the Raj Brothers Facebook site depicting some fishermen sorting through their catch.  The pointed hats caught my eye as I have a woven palm frond hat which I got from Puri in India in 1967.
It is a nice painting with the steely grey sky and greeny blue sea with some colour from the ladies clothes.
The hat is not identical to that worn by the men in the painting, their hats seem to have a wide rim.  My hat was in the attic and the palm fronds are still remarkably supple after 43 years.


  1. The reflected flash seems like the shining sun though broken clouds :)
    It's a great painting again. I loved the sea surfs..

  2. Very nice painting! And its really remarkable that you have kept the hat so safely since such a long time :)