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, 12 April 2014

Colonel George Strahan - Dal Lake

This painting caught my eye recently it was painted by Colonel George Strahan (1839-1913) it is of the Dal Lake in Kashmir.  I recognise the profile of the mountains overlooking the lake and feel I have a photo of the same view taken from the Cuttysark houseboat which I stayed on in the 1970's.
I am not exactly sure of the date it was painted, but I like it.

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