Horatio Pater, Walter
Walter Horatio Pater (1839 - 1894), anEnglish critic, essayist, and humanist, was born in Stepney, England. In 1864 he secured a fellowship at Brasenose College, Oxford. As an aesthete, he started writingarticles of criticism that were collected in his Studies in the History of the Renaissance in 1873. His style was precise, subtle, and refined. Pater was a proponent of the doctrine of art for art's sake. Another notable work isMarius the Epicurean (1885).
English essayist, critic and humanist, Pater is best remembered as an innovator in aesthetics. He wrote several novels, essays and articles. His style is famous for its precision, subtlety, and refinement.