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:

Monday, 17 March 2014

G D Thyagaraj - Temple Street Scene

This is a water colour by G D Thyagaraj of a temple set on a busy road.  I think he must have painted many variations of this scene from many directions.  I do not think I have added this particular painting before.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

G D Paulraj - Tea Shop

Painting by Paulraj of a tea shop which is a regular painting that he used to do.
At the end of the street two women with large pots of their heads are just walking out of sight round the corner.  Also the man in the centre left might have been out delivering tea (tea to go!).
Signature part of which is obscured by the frame. Followed by a label on the reverse of the painting showing it was framed in Bombay.