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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Portrait of George Bancroft (1800-91) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of George Bancroft (1800-91)
Portrait of William Jenkins Worth (1794-1849) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of William Jenkins Worth (1794-1849)
Portrait of William Wirt (1772-1834) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of William Wirt (1772-1834)
Portrait of Edward Everett (1794-1865) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Edward Everett (1794-1865)
Portrait of Salmon Portland Chase (1808-73) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Salmon Portland Chase (1808-73)
Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)
Portrait of William Moultrie (1730-1805) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of William Moultrie (1730-1805)
Rufus King (1755-1827) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Rufus King (1755-1827)
Portrait of Ormbsy McKnight Mitchel (1809-62) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Ormbsy McKnight Mitchel (1809-62)
Portrait of Washington Allston (1779-1843) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Washington Allston (1779-1843)

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