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:

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

G D Thyagaraj - Market Day

This was sent to me by email last November by Kashinath he says it is by Thyagaraj, but the signature seems to be out of site.  I thought it looked more like a Paul Raj.
It is a nice bright painting, I wish he would tell me where he finds them.


  1. Hi Goldfinch - I agree with your assessment that this looks more like a PaulRaj than ThyagaRaj. The natural proportions of the human figures and the subtlety of shading the tree trunks give it away.
    Great colours and scene.

  2. Wow...I love the colors in this :)