Portrait - Alonzo Chappel
Portrait

Alonzo Chappel (March 1, 1828 - December 4, 1887) was born in New York City on March 1, 1828 to William P. and Maria Howes Chappel. The family resided at 165 The Bowery in lower Manhattan on property owned by Chappel's grandparents opposite the Old Bowery Theater.

William Chappel (1801-1878), a tinsmith of Huguenot descent, was a man of moderate means and unable to provide an extensive education for his two sons, Alonzo and George. However, from all indications he and Maria encouraged Alonzo's early efforts at portrait painting; at the age of nine, Alonzo reportedly contributed a portrait titled "The Father of His Country" to the American Institute Fair; by the age of twelve, he was regularly setting up his easel on the sidewalks of New York and charging $5.00 or $10.00 to execute a portrait of any willing passerby.



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The Boston Massacre, 5th March 1770 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The Boston Massacre, 5th March 1770
The Frontiersmen - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The Frontiersmen
Portrait of James Buchanan (1791-1868) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of James Buchanan (1791-1868)
Washington's Farewell to his Officers - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Washington's Farewell to his Officers
James Madison (1751-1836) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
James Madison (1751-1836)
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th President of the United... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th President of the United...
General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) in the Uniform of the... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) in the Uniform of the...
The capture of Fort Donelson, Dover, Tennessee 1862 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The capture of Fort Donelson, Dover, Tennessee 1862
Portrait of John Paul Jones (1742-92) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Paul Jones (1742-92)
Portrait of Admiral Andrew Hull Foote (1806-63) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Admiral Andrew Hull Foote (1806-63)
Winfield Scott (1786-1866), c.1850 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Winfield Scott (1786-1866), c.1850

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