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, 29 October 2013

G D Paulraj - Delhi Horse Gari

This is a very nice lively scene probably of Delhi showing a 'horse and cart' slightly unusual.  Not sure I can remember a previous horse by Paulraj?
I have a photo of horse taxi from Calcutta from the 1960's, I will have to look for it and scan it and add it to the blog.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

G D Paulraj - Notebook 11

This must be a continuation of page 10 as it is for the same date and location.  It reads along the side of the page "Sent to Chandigarh on 28-2-1959".
No 7. SOLD Balcony Rs 125/-
No 6. SOLD Rest Rs 115/-
No 13 Upstairs Rs 125/-
No 15. Basket Seller Rs 150/-
No 3. SOLD Dust & Light Rs 125/-
No 8. SOLD Bazaar Street Rs 115/-
No 14. Fisher woman Rs 125/-

Monday, 14 October 2013

G D Arulraj - In his studio

This is a photograph of Arul at work in his studio I think this was probably taken when he was living in Laguna Beach in the USA.
He has a paint brush in each hand and his board appears to be sitting on two bricks wrapped in paper.  I think it is a great photograph, shame we do not have similar ones for his two brothers at work?  I think it is interesting to see the paintings hanging on his studio wall.  The painting behind his head is familiar.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

G D Thyagaraj - Green Road

Another typical Thyaga cart convoy scene but this one has very green foliage, the photograph is not very good and a bit small but it does the job.
His bullocks have rather distorted heads which he seemed to struggle with in his earlier paintings and the signature looks like it starts with an 'A' and not a 'G'.