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, 6 October 2012

K C S Paniker - Boat Scene

K C S Paniker was a contemporary of G D Paulaj, Paniker was born in 1911 and died in 1977 and studied in Madras and went onto to be Principal at the college where he studied.  A painting by Paniker has just sold on Ebay for $600 which is quite cheap considering a few years ago one of his more modern paintings sold for $43,000 in the USA.  The painting which just sold today is very bright and was painted in 1948 according to the signature.  More information on him can be found at the following link.

I would be interested to know if anyone can identify the scene or the location was in real or imaginery?  There appears to be a lot of people in boats and some kind of jetty or pier?
The signature is interesting as it seems that Paniker dated his paintings, very helpful to the collector, I wish more artists would do this.  The painting which sold in the USA for $43,000 is below and as you will see this is a quite different style.
I prefer his earlier work but what do I know?  Hope you like this painting. Shame it was not me who bought it.

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