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:

Sunday, 12 December 2010

G D Paulraj - Water Carriers (in Oil Paint)

I thought I had added this painting previously but looking through the index I have not found it.  Sorry if you have seen it before.  It is a street scene of several women carrying water pots.  What is unusual is that it is an oil painting.
This was the first painting I had every seen by Paulraj using oils.  I have since seen several others.  I prefer his water colours.  However, this is an interesting painting especially as it is rarer.

1 comment:

  1. I love the colour and clean richness of this. It also has a slightly eerie feel however. The women seem to be in a perfect silent line but not walking forwards. Slightly spooky.