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:

Saturday, 21 July 2012

G D Arulraj - Carts outside of the office

This is a nice watercolour by G D Arulraj the photo was sent to me by a gentleman in the USA.  It was originally given to his grandparents in Laguna HIlls, California around 1962.  They were artists and it is possible they knew Arul and this is how the obtained the painting.
It is a little unusual as it seems to show some industrial chimneys in the background spewing out some smoke.  I have not seen one like this before.  It shows a nice group of cattle with carts waiting outside of  an office as if they are waiting for their next task.  Thanks Tom for sending me the photo.

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