Remembered for such influential modernist works as Esther Waters and Confessions of a Young Man, this Irish fiction Writer, poet, and Memoirist was associated with the Celtic Revival and infused his literary work with elements of French realism.
Originally wishing to pursue a career in visual art, he briefly studied at both the South Kensington Museum's School of Art and the Académie Jullian. His debut, three-volume novel, A Modern Lover, was published in 1883; several years earlier, he had written his first collection of poems, The Flowers of Passion.
He grew up in County Mayo, Ireland, as the son of Politician George Henry Moore. He is rumored to have had a long-lasting relationship with socialite Maud, Lady Cunard, though the two may have simply been platonic friends.
His literary work influenced that of fellow Irish modernist Writer James Joyce.