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, 7 December 2013

Jamini Roy - In his studio

I thought I would start to add some information on Jamini Roy who was born in the district of Bankura in West Bengal in 1887.  At the age of 16 years he went to Calcutta and joined the Government School of Art.

He started as a portrait painter in olis and by the age of 30 years he was India's most sought after portrait painter.

This shows him in his studio with some of his paintings on the wall behind him.

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