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, 14 August 2011

G D Thyagaraj - Dusty Road and Paddy Fields

While I was away on vacation in Florida I was contacted by email by John M who was selling two paintings by G D Thyagaraj on Ebay.  He had found my blog site and emailed me some photos.  He said it was okay to add them to my blog.  I have searched Ebay today Sunday 14 August and have not found his paintings. I am unsure whether his auction has already ended or not?  The first painting is of a group of women working in the paddy fields.
We have seen a very similar painting like this before.  There are some notes on the rear saying it was purchased from the artist in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1969, I assume he was visiting Nepal.

The second painting is of one of his famous dusty road compositions.
This painting also has Thyaga's address Jaipur as well.  In 1969 he would probably be around aged 47 years as we think he was born in 1922.  I think the dust road one is my favourite of the two.  Thanks John I hope you sell your paintings.

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