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:

Monday, 25 May 2020

G D Paulraj - Women dancing around young girl

I have seen this painting for sale on the web for a number of years, the first time it was framed maybe 10 years ago or more.  It appeared on Ebay recently without a frame and with some damage in the shape of a couple of scratches and dents.  I got it for the asking price of £100.00 which was fairly expensive considering the damage.  My wife liked it as it was quite different to his usual paintings, it is in gouache and the subject matter is unusual, it is unclear what it depicts, could it be the little girl's birthday?  Anyway I hope you like it.

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