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, 24 August 2013

G D Thyagaraj - Tending the Paddy Fields

Water colour by GD Thyagaraj recently sold in the UK for only £34.99.  Shows a group of ladies working in the paddy fields near a house.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

G D Paulraj - Taxi-cart

This is the second of the painting shared with me by the lady in the USA, it is similar to several done by Paul under the title Delhi Street scene.  This one has a great cart full of passengers being driven down the street.
It is a very nice street scene with plenty if activity, I hope you like itOnce again many thanks to Dot in the USA for letting me post the photo of the painting.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

G D Paulraj - Notebook 9

Another page from Paul's notebooks from 1958.
No 7. Temple Tank Rs 95/-
No 8. Under the Banyan Rs 95/-
No 9. Kovalam Beach Rs 85/-

Monday, 5 August 2013

G D Paulraj - Newborn

I was recently contacted by a lady from the USA who owns three paintings by Paulraj which she has inherited from her aunt who spent several years working in Bombay in India around 1958 to 1961.  While she was there she acquired the three paintings.  It is not known if she got them directly from Paul or mail order or from an exhibition.  The first is a rainy day showing a farmer carrying the newborn calf back home.  The colours seem to have faded a bit on the painting.
It is a nice painting but monsoon paintings are not my favourite as I much prefer blue sky.  Many thanks to Dot for sharing these paintings.