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.
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I recently came across this painting by M S Devasahayam who was a contemporary of the Raj brothers. I had not see his works before but there are a lot on the internet. Similar kind of style. Hope you like this work.
I understand that this one dates from 1961 and it only cost Rs/-20.00
I was contacted by Daniel in the USA who sent me a photo of a painting he owns by Thyagaraj showing a Market and Mosque scene. It was framed in Karachi, I have added a photo of the framers details I wonder if the shop is still in the market? It was probably framed way back in the 1940's or 50's.
I would like to thank Daniel for allowing me to add his painting to the blog.