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:

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

G D Paulraj - Classic Cart Convoy

Today I am adding a 'Kodaikanal Classic Cart Convoy' the photo was sent to me by Robert whose parents first went to India in 1923.  He believes the painting was bought while they were in Kodaikanal where he went to school in the late 1940's.  The family spent the hot season in the Palni mountains in Kodaikanal.
He returned to go to college in the USA around 1950 and he thinks he has a photo that he took of Paulraj painting the view from 'Coaker's Walk' overlooking the plains 7,000 feet below.  Robert thank you for sharing this beautiful painting, if you should find the photo of Paul Raj I would love to see that as well.

It is in fantastic shape with very little fading of the colours and it is a classic cart convoy with a different twist.  In the background you can see a temple on a hill, does anyone know if such a scene exists in the Kodai region?

Hope you all enjoy this painting and thanks to Robert again for sharing it with us all.

1 comment:

  1. Preciosa acuarela, por la majestuosidad de los árboles y por su luminosidad. Enhorabuena