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Maurice Namatjira

- Career Overall Rank

82 2017 Market Rank

  • Born: 1939 - 1979

  • Region: Central Desert, NT
  • Community: Hermannsburg

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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.

 

Collections:    

Hermannsburg Art Gallery.; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.


Group Exhibitions: 

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].


Bibliography:    

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)

Profile References

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Sites

Subjects

Hermannsburg School

Medium

Watercolour Paints on Paper , Works on Paper

Regional Map

Note: This map is a representation and not accurate. Some sites are sacred and therefore not shown.

Market Performance

Career Totals

AIAM100 Rank
-
AIAM100 Rating
0.7812
Sold/Offered
175/205
Clearance Rate
85%
Average Price
$520
Total Price
$90,969
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
0.1120 0.1939 0.0858 0.4343 0.3061 0.2566 0.1499 0.1361 0.1420 0.1262 0.2195 0.2263 0.1322 0.1413 0.1310 0.0772 0.0521 0.1663
6/7 9/10 4/4 19/19 12/16 12/14 5/7 4/6 6/7 6/8 9/10 8/8 5/7 6/7 6/7 3/5 3/4 7/7
$349 $464 $460 $523 $651 $457 $899 $1,157 $560 $443 $595 $800 $699 $555 $477 $663 $302 $565
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 - 2017

Top 10 Artworks Sold at Auction

1

Central Australian Landscape

sale price: $2,434.00
auction: Amanda Addams Auctions, Melbourne  lot: 62A date: 09/12/2007
27 x 72 cm Watercolour
2

Macdonnell Ranges Panorama

sale price: $1,925.00
auction: Elder Fine Art, Adelaide  lot: 134 date: 06/08/2006
51 x 71 cm Watercolour
3

James Range, C1960

sale price: $1,680.00
auction: Deutscher and Hackett , Melbourne  lot: 192 date: 18/05/2011
35 x 47 cm Watercolour on paper
4

Central Australian Landscape

sale price: $1,650.00
auction: GFL Fine Art, Perth  lot: 226 date: 10/06/2003
32.5 x 49 cm Watercolour
5

Central Australian Landscape with Ghost Gums

sale price: $1,560.00
auction: Leonard Joel, Melbourne  lot: 150 date: 24/06/2012
50 x 70 cm Watercolour
6

Four Central Australian Landscapes

sale price: $1,500.00
auction: Lawsons, Sydney  lot: 35 date: 15/04/1993
Various sizes Watercolour
7

Across the Valley, Central Australia

sale price: $1,323.00
auction: Elder Fine Art, Adelaide  lot: 192 date: 15/05/2011
53 x 72 cm Watercolour
8

Ghost Gum, Central Australia

sale price: $1,281.00
auction: Leonard Joel Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: P66 date: 05/02/2004
33 x 49.5 cm Watercolour
9

Distant Rocky Hills

sale price: $1,106.00
auction: Leonard Joel Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: 351 date: 21/08/2001
33 x 49 cm Watercolour
10

Central Australian Landscape

sale price: $1,106.00
auction: Leonard Joel Pty. Ltd., Melbourne  lot: 354 date: 21/08/2001
50 x 70 cm Watercolour

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