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, 21 May 2013

G D Thyagaraj - Paddy Fields and Temple

This water colour is by G D Thyagaraj and the photograph was sent to me by "J" in Virginia, USA, he purchased two painting from a charity thrift store and was told they had been donated by an airline pilot.  The first I will post today looks like a fairly typical women working in the paddy fields scene, but it differs slightly as in the background on the top of a large hill is a Buddhist Stupa gleaming in the sunlight.
I assume it is meant to be in northern India or maybe in Nepal?  Having the temple just makes it a little bit special.  Thanks to 'J" for letting me add this to my blog.


  1. These are exquisite paintings. I admire what you are doing to feature the work of these artists!

  2. Thanks Katherine, it all started from not being able to find out much information on the brothers.