- Category : 1901-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (53,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 1
American poet, novelist and essayist, a figure of the American expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s. Wescott was openly gay. His relationship with longtime companion Monroe Wheeler lasted from 1919 until Wescott's death. He was acclaimed for his second novel, The Grandmothers (1927), which received the Harper Novel prize.
Wescott lived in Germany (1921–1922), and in France (c. 1925–1933), where he mixed with Gertrude Stein and other members of the American expatriate community. Wescott was the model for the character Robert Prentiss in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises.
Wescott and Wheeler returned to the United States and maintained an apartment in Manhattan with photographer George Platt Lynes. When his brother Lloyd moved to a dairy farm in Union Township near Clinton in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 1936, Wescott along with Wheeler and Lynes took over one of the farmhand houses and called it Stone-Blossom.
Wescott died of a stroke on 22 February 1987 in Rosemont, New Jersey, at age 85.