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:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

G D Paulraj - Golden Tree

This is a very nice watercolour by G D Paulraj of a street scene and a beautiful 'Golden Tree' anyone know what kind of tree it is?
I am told that the tree is called "Cassia Fistula" or also known as the Indian Laburnum.
The painting is becoming one of my favourites.  This was for sale on Ebay recently and sold nearly straight away for around £150.00 a very reasonable price for such a good painting.


  1. The tree is Cassia Fistula.Also called the Indian Laburnum.

  2. Thank you Sudhakar for naming the tree. Seems to be a wonderful tree.