- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (8,20,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 3
French artist, poet, writer critic, cultural rebel and inventor of "Art for Art's Sake." He attended the College Charlemagne in Paris, studying art and literature and joined a rising young group of romantics led by Victor Hugo. His first book of poetry was published in 1830, followed by a sensational novel "Mademoiselle de Maupin" in 1835. From 1836 he wrote brilliant critical pieces on theatre, art and literature; in addition to further novels. With travels to Spain, Egypt, Russia and elsewhere, Gautier was noted for vividly descriptive travel books. In 1858, he and his family settled in Neuilly where he continued to write until his death.
Gautier died 10/23/1872; Paris, France.