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, 23 March 2013

G D Arulraj - South Coast News 1964

I came across this newspaper article about Arul and his family it dates from 1964 but is interesting and gives some idea of the timescale that he was painting in the USA and when he arrived from India etc.
The article originally appeared in the 'South Coast News' on Tuesday April 14 1964 in Laguna Beach California. It states that he served in the British Indian Army between 1940 to 1947 and that he graduated with a First Class Diploma in Fine Arts and Advanced Paintings.

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