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:

Sunday, 9 December 2012

G D Thyagaraj - Busy Street with Temple

This is a photo of the second Thyagaraj painting sent to me by Rob.  It dates from the late 1950s.  It shows a very busy street scene with what appears to be a small shrine or temple.  Anyone know if this is a real place?  We do know that Thyagaraj lived and worked in Jaipur for many years could it be based on a scene in Jaipur.

Unfortunately the colours appear a light off this could be because of the settings of the camera or maybe it has just faded over time.

Once again thanks to Rob for sharing this photo.  Hope you like it.

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