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:

Friday, 18 December 2015

29 November 2014 - Heading for Pondicherry

As we were leaving the hotel in Tanjore the Sitar player from the evening before had arrived with a CD of his music that I had asked him about.  It was very kind for him to come in the next morning and let me buy a copy.

It was raining hard as soon as we left Tanjore, and the driver told us we were doing a short detour so we could visit another Chola Temple.  But we were on our own today no guide, this temple was unpainted but highly carved and very wet.

When we got to Pondicherry we were staying in a small 18 room hotel near the sea front called the Palais de Mahe, it was very pleasant with beautiful rooms and the walls were decorated in nice artwork.

I was unable to read the name of the artist but they great paintings.

1 comment:

  1. this could be the painting of Abel Antonysamy or ejoumale djearamine or nadees prabou .. google them.