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Augustus Martin Moore, ??-1918

Nationality: Irish
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Date of Death: 1918
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Augustus Martin Moore was a journalist, editor, and poet. His brother George Moore was a novelist, art critic and painter.


In 1890 Moore and JW quarrelled over offensive remarks made by Moore concerning E. W. Godwin in The Hawk, of which Moore was editor. JW responded by hitting Moore with a cane across the face at a Drury Lane theatre. In a letter to Edgar Degas in 1890, JW described Moore as 'one of the most squalid specimens' of 'these infamous womanising studio journalists'.

Moore's brother also had an unhappy relationship with JW, siding with William Eden against JW in the courts in 1895, and backing Walter Sickert in the 1897 libel case which Joseph Pennell, supported by JW, had brought. George Moore also made a number of rather critical comments concerning JW's work.


Moore, George, Confessions of a Young Man, London, 1888; O'Donoghue, D. J., The poets of Ireland, 1912; Hone, J., The Life of George Moore, New York, 1936; Seinfelt, F. W., George Moore: Ireland's Unconventional Realist, Philadelphia, 1975; Farrow, A., George Moore, London, 1978; Dunleavy, J. E. (ed.), George Moore in Perspective, New York, 1984.