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, 28 July 2013

G D Thyagaraj - Fetching Water

Today I am adding a nice water colour by G D Thyagaraj which shows two women carrying water in large pots on their heads.  In the background is a temple like structure leading down to the waters edge. The photos were sent to me by Fabio in Argentina.
Fabio is interested in selling his painting so if anyone would like to purchase it please email me your contact details and I will send them onto Fabio.  I have also added a photo of the signature from the painting.
I hope you all like this painting and many thanks for sharing the painting I think this is the first time I have been contacted from Argentina.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

G D Paulraj - Notebook 8

Another notebook page this one is dated 8 October 1958 which is 55 years ago!
The page reads as follows.

Sent on 8th Oct 58 to Bombay.

No 1. Evening light Rs 115/-
No 2. Palms Rs 95/-
No 3. To the village Rs 115/-
No 4. From the market Rs 95/-
No 5. Play of light Rs 115/-
No 6. Through the fields Rs 115/-

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

G D Paulraj - Evening Meal

This is a poor photograph of a family preparing their evening meal on the banks of a river By G D Paulraj.
I have also attached a close up of part of the painting which is a better quality than the one of the whole painting.
I suspect the colours are better in the smaller photograph.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

G D Thyagaraj - Market Traders

This is the second painting that 'J' sent me from the USA it is one of Thyagaraj's most regular scenes.
The photo is slightly distorted due to the angle the photo has been taken from.