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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Andrew Johnson (1808-75) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Andrew Johnson (1808-75)
Death of General Richard Montgomery on 31st December... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Death of General Richard Montgomery on 31st December...
Portrait of John Ellis Wool (1784-1869) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Ellis Wool (1784-1869)
Portrait of George Brinton McClellan (1826-85) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of George Brinton McClellan (1826-85)
George Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge, from... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
George Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge, from...
The Peace Conference on Staten Island, Interview between... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The Peace Conference on Staten Island, Interview between...
First meeting of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
First meeting of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton...
Portrait of Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Du... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Du...
Death of General Isaac Stevens (1818-62) during the... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Death of General Isaac Stevens (1818-62) during the...
Portrait of William Henry Seward (1801-72) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of William Henry Seward (1801-72)
Battle of Bunker's Hill, 17th June 1775 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Battle of Bunker's Hill, 17th June 1775
George Washington hears his mother convince him not... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
George Washington hears his mother convince him not...

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