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:

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

G D Paulraj - Notebook 6

Another notebook page dating from a transaction on 30 January 1961 consisting of 12 paintings in total being posted to a client working in Bombay.  This page shows eight paintings, the next four will follow in the next notebook page.
The paintings are as follows.
1) At the well Rs 150/-
2) Street in Madras Rs 150/-
3) Evening light Rs 150/-
4) From the field Rs 150/-
5) Transplanting Rs 125/-
6) Rice mill Rs 115/-
7) Dhobi ghat Rs125/-
8) Fruit stall Rs 115/-


  1. are these thumbnails done after finsishing the paintings?

  2. Ajay as far as I am aware Paul did the small sketches after he had finished the paintings. They were purely a way for him to keep track on the paintings that he had sent out on approval for prospective purchasers to examine. This way he had an idea of what he had sent out as they did not buy all the paintings. They would choose the ones they wanted and return the others with their cheque for payment.

  3. good way to keep the track. Most of the artsist I know today are not that organised

  4. Ajay of course today we now have the benefit of computers, digital cameras and mobile phone to help us.