Queer Places:
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

(Alexander) Jensen Yow was a painter (and later a paper conservator at the Morgan Library), confidant of Lincoln Kirstein, and friend of George Platt Lynes. Most of these photos (by George Platt Lynes) were taken in 1948, but one may date from the early 1950s(Alexander) Jensen Yow (born December 2, 1925) was a painter (and later a paper conservator at the Morgan Library), confidant of Lincoln Kirstein, and friend of George Platt Lynes.

He was born in Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, the son of Dr. Archie C. Yow (1887-1964) and Eloise "Elsie" Osborne. He had two older siblings, Ellard and Ada Rose. He studied art at the New York University.

 

Paul Cadmus used Jack Fontan and Alexander Jensen Yow as models in The Bath (1951). One figure on the left is looking in the mirror and the other one is seen bathing in the tub. It is a very formal, technically accomplished composition, yet it nevertheless conveys a slyly modern - and perhaps post-coital - feel to the homoerotic domesticity of its two male figures.