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:

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Adyar Club - Madras by G D Paulraj

I was recently contacted by a lady whose used to live in Madras and her parents were given a Christmas card in 1960 of the Adyar Club which later became the Madras Club in the mid 1960s.  It was painted by G D Paulraj and made into a print to be used on a Christmas card.  Thanks to Fran for sharing this with me.  She also sent me a photo of the Club taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
The Adyar Club - Christmas Card

The Adyar Club taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s.


Thursday, 16 April 2015

26 November 2014 - Journey from Coimbatore to Madurai

Left Coimbatore at 9:00am for a 4.5 hour drive to Madurai.  We drove through some very small and poor villages on the way.  We saw quite a lot of wind turbines for the first time on our trip.  Below are a small selection of the photos I took on the way.
Woman carrying animal feed.
Woman tending her cattle at the side of the road.
Coconut grove.
Working in the fields.
Beans growing in the fields.

Carrying water.
Paddy fields.