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:

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Vinayak M Raikar - Ceramic Plate

Today I am discussing a different artist and a different medium.  Recently my wife purchased a ceramic plate from the internet with a beautiful painting on it and it was signed by V M Raikar.  It was produced by the Vitrum Studios of Bombay around 1965 and the painting was fired on a plate made by the Bengal Potteries.
She did some research and managed to contact Mr Raikar's son who lives in India and he was amazed when he saw the photo of the plate decorated by his father all those years ago (50 years).  He was able to report that his father was happy when he heard the story as it brought back many memories of his time working at Vitrum Studios in Bombay after his finished Art College.
You can find out more about Mr Raikar if your click on this link.Vinayak M Raikar

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