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, 22 February 2014

G D Paulraj - Coconut Fibre

I recently purchased this painting from Ebay,  it was advertised the first time and did not sell and so when it was re-listed I weakened and got it for £50 which is a really good price.  I got it shipped without the glass but in the frame.  However, the frame was damaged (which I knew when I bought it) and did not do the painting any justice.
It really is a very good match to a painting I bought from the USA several years ago which is called 'Lunchtime', You can see the other photos at the following link. It says on the reverse that it is called 'Coconut Fibre' and was sold for Rs/- 200.  It has some foxing but it is not too bad.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

G D Thyagaraj - Market with temple in the background

This photo was kindly sent to me by Janet and was purchase from the artist around 1968 or 1969.
Thanks Janet.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

G D Thyagaraj - Drink for the workers

Painting by G D Thyagaraj recently sold for £63.00 in the UK.  It is one of his rural Indian scenes showing agricultural workers in the fields.  In this one a lady is giving a male worker a drink.
In the back ground you can see some haystacks and some cows sleeping in the shade of the trees.