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Albert Warren Kelsey (October 20, 1840 - October 22, 1921) was an economist and writer. Winslow Homer traveled to the Bahamas, Cuba, and Florida beginning in 1884. In Nassau, he captured the rugged musculature and masculinity of black conch and coral divers. As with John Singer Sargent, many have speculated about Homer’s sexual appetites. Homer had an intense and devoted relationship with his flatmate, Albert Kelsey, whom he drew in the Bahamas riding the back of a turtle in the nude.
In 1866, Winslow Homer sailed from Boston on the Africa for Europe. Homer spent a year in Paris, where he shared a studio in Montmartre with his friend from Belmont, Albert Warren Kelsey. Although Kelsey inscribe the back of a photography of the two of them "Damon and Pythias", alluding to the loving youths of Greek mythology, he seems in later years to have rejected his sojourn with Homer as a frivolous interlude.
Albert Kelsey was the son of Albert H. Kelsey and Charlotte Upton. In 1869 he married novelist Jeanette Garr Washburn, the daughter of Wisconsin Governor Cadwallader C. Washburn. The family moved to the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He died in Springfield, Montgomery County, PA.
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