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, 29 August 2011

G D Paulraj - Old Man with White Hair

This is an unusual portrait by G D Paulraj of an old man with white hair.  It was shared on the Raj Brothers Facebook site recently by a gentleman in the USA.  We do not see many portraits by Paul Raj.


  1. This one is a gem I think.
    By the way I enjoyed your pics of Calcutta and the boat that you mentioned in last to last post is probably called a Shikara.

  2. Thanks Prabal I will amend my post.

  3. Nice light and shadows in this portrait!