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, 7 September 2012

G D Thyagaraj - Carts going through the city gate

This is a painting by G D Thyagaraj which is familiar yet different.  Clearly Thyaga painted it several times but with different carts going through it.  This ones shows some carts being pulled by cows.
You can see three gates in total and a cart convoy leaving the city.


  1. Hi there, I have two G D Thyagaraj water colours that belonged to my parents in the 60's in Calcutta. Both the paintings are very similar in style to the one you show here. I have always wondered where they were painted and vaguely recollect being told Lucknow.

  2. Hello Cyrus. My family also lived in Calcutta in the 1960s maybe our paths crossed at some point? I understand that Thyagaraj lived in Jaipur but clearly he did move around and get inspiration from other cities in India as well. Is there any chance of you emailing me some photos of your paintings so I can add them to the blog as well?

  3. Sorry, I didn't see your response till now. I will certainly send you some photographs of the paintings as soon as I can.