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:

Friday, 22 June 2012

G D Thyagaraj - Evening Meal

Yet another in the series by G D Thyagaraj this one shows a number of cart drivers preparing what might be their evening meal after a long journey.  Again the coloured are a bit washed out with the sunlight and the age of the painting.
Sunlight is not a problem in the UK at the moment, we seem to have had nothing but rain for most of the year.  It is meant to be mid summer but temperatures are only around 15C!!!!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

G D Thyagaraj - Cattle on the road

Yet another cattle scene by Thyagaraj of cattle being driven down the road either from or to the grazing land.  Lots of dust is being kicked up as they walk along.
I think the colours have faded some what since it was painted.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

G D Thyagaraj - Five Cart Convoy

Another by Thyagaraj showing his typical cart convoy, this one has five carts fading into the distance.
One of the cows has a bit of a long neck, seen this before with his paintings!!!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

G D Thyagaraj - Cows amongst the trees

Another watercolour by G D Thyagaraj 'Cows amongst the trees' a reasonable composition, I quite like this painting.
This is from a time when Thyagaraj had mastered painting trees.  Hope you like this one.

Update: this painting sold in December 2013 on Ebay for £51.00

Monday, 4 June 2012

G D Thyagaraj - Temple Street Scene

This is by G D Thyagaraj depicting a busy street with a Temple in the background, this is quite a common theme for Thyagaraj.  Colours seemed to have been change by the camera and time.
Quite a pleasant painting.

Friday, 1 June 2012

G D Paulraj - Fetching Water up the hill

Painting by G D Paulraj showing some ladies carrying water up a hill through the trees.
The mount seems to have suffered some water damage over the years, but still an interesting painting.