GD Paulraj (India, 1914-1989)
Original watercolor by noted Indian artist GD Paulraj.
Titled on the back “After the Tusk”
Dimensions 19.5″ x 13.5″. The frame measures 27″ x 21.5″.
Signed lower left. Very good condition.
G D Paul Raj, who belonged to Kodaikanal, went to the Chennai Government School of Arts and was part of the first batch under the legendary artist Debi Prasad Roy Chowdhury. He also received many awards, including the Mysore State Award from the Maharaja and another one during the late TN Chief Minister MGR’s regime.
Paul Raj, also known as the watercolor expert, never used white in his paintings. He played with colors so beautifully that the paper was enough to give the white shade.
When Queen Elizabeth came to Chennai decades ago, he was asked to paint at the Boat Club. That painting is among the Queen’s collection now and another painting of his is in the Pope’s collection.
This is a fine opportunity to acquire an original watercolor by this Indian master.