Maurice Clifford was born in 1950 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the Atlanta College of Art.
His work has been shown at the Atlanta Contemporary Center and the Heath Gallery in Atlanta, and at the Albany Museum of Art in Albany. He has taught at his alma mater as well as at American Intercontinental University and the Art Institute of Atlanta.
Clifford's work in pencil December 26, 1972, 8:29 is part of Georgia's State Art Collection.