Born in 1939, Maurice Namatjira was the fifth son of famous Hermannsbourg artist Albert Namatjira. Like his siblings, he learned to paint from his father in the late 1950s. His career was cut short when he passed away in 1977 at the age of just 38.
Hermannsburg Art Gallery.; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
2016 - The Hermannsburg Collection,featuring: Pareroultja brothers; Otto, Edwin and Trevor (often referred to as the ?breakaway group?); the important cultural custodian Walter Ebatarinja (the husband of Albert Namajira?s daughter Maisie); and Albert Namatjira?s sons Oscar, Keith, Enos, Ewald, Maurice and his grandson Gabriel; Arnulf Ebatarinja, Cordula Ebatarinja, Joshua Ebatarinja, Benjamin Landara, Richard Moketarinja, Basil Rantji, Claude Pannka, Herbert Raberaba, Henoch Raberaba, Kenneth Entata, Athanius Titus Renkaraka, Gabriel Wallace, Wenton Rubuntja, Peter Tjutjatja Taylor, Adolf Inkamala, Clem Abbott, at Cooee Art, Sydney.
2014 - The hills behond Hermannsburg, from the Gallery's Indigenous Collection, featuring the work of Arnulf Ebatarinja, Conley Ebatarinja, Benjamin Landara, Tristam Malbunka, Albert Namatjira, Keith Namatjira, Lenie Namatjira, Maurice Namatjira, Oscar Namatjira, Claude Pannka, Gloria Pannka, Nelson Pannka, Ivy Pareroultja, Otto Pareroultja, Billy Benn Perrurle, Norman Ratara, Vanessa Splinter, Roland Uburtja, Alison Walbungara, Richard Moketarinja at the AGNSW, Sydney.
1995, Namatjira Ilakakeye, kinship, creativity and the continuing traditions of the Hermannsburg artists, Tandanya, Adelaide.
1989, A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne; Design Warehouse Sydney [through Lauraine Diggins Fine Art].
Battarbee, R. and Battarbee, B., 1971, Modern Aboriginal Paintings, Rigby, Adelaide. (C) ; Diggins, L. (ed.), 1989, A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, exhib. cat., Malakoff Fine Art Press, North Caulfield, Victoria. ; Hardy, J., Megaw, J.V.S. and Megaw, M.R. (eds), 1992, The Heritage of Namatjira - the Watercolourists of Central Australia, William Heinemann, Australia. (C)