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:

Monday, 30 May 2011

Tablecloth - Woman at the stream

Another character from the tablecloth seems to show a woman at the edge of a stream.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Tablecloth - Woman weaving a basket

Yet another photograph from the tablecloth series this time of a woman weaving a wicker basket.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Tablecloth - Woman carrying a flame

Another photo from the tablecloth border of a woman carrying a flame.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

G D Paulraj - Delhi Street Scene

I tracked this painting on Ebay for a few months and it was not selling.  The vendor was slowly reducing the price and when it came down to what I thought was a realistic price I made him and offer, which he accepted.  The painting is by G D Paulraj and depicts a Delhi Street Scene.
It included a frame but was shipped from California without the glass in case it broke in transit.  I did have to pay a small amount of UK tax on arrival not just on the purchase price of $160 but also the potage costs of $55, this seemed a bit unfair of the UK tax authorities.  I decided to replace the mount and add new non-relective glass and it looks very presentable now.  Finally I gave it to my sister at the end of April 2011 as a birthday present.  The painting has faded as when I removed the old mount you could see the stronger blue of the sky under the edge of the mount where it had not faded.  Hope you like this one.  This was framed by a firm called the 'Paris Picture House' at 30 Ewing Road Chowk, Nila Gumbad, Lahore.

Monday, 23 May 2011

I am back - G D Arulraj - Violet Sunset

Just returned home after five weeks away looking after my daughter who has been in hospital in London.  Came across this while I was away it was for sale on Ebay in the USA, I do not think it sold for the asking price so it might be re-listed in due course.
It is by G D Arulraj and is one of his many sunset or is it sunrise paintings, this being a violet version rather than the common turquoise.