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, 9 March 2011

G D Paulraj - Cart Convoy with large tree

Today I am adding a photo of a painting by G D Paulraj which I have been kindly sent by James M from Welwyn Garden City in the UK.  He tells me it belonged to his Aunt who worked in India as a nurse missionary until 1974 when she returned to the UK.  It is a really light painting showing a cart convoy passing a large tree, very nice painting.
It measures 19.5 inches by 13.5 inches and appears to be in great condition.  James inherited the painting after his aunt died a number of years ago.  James many thanks for sharing this beautiful painting.

I have just noticed that this is similar to a painting I added to the blog on 22 September 2009.  It is the same image but it has matured and improved with age.  The painting above is definitely the better of the two.

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