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 Henry Wager Halleck (1815-72) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Henry Wager Halleck (1815-72)
Portrait of John Hancock (1737-93) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Hancock (1737-93)
Henry Lee III (1756-1818) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Henry Lee III (1756-1818)
Portrait of Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Martin Van Buren (1782-1862)
George Washington taking command of the Army, 1775... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
George Washington taking command of the Army, 1775...
Portrait of Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Daniel Morgan (1736-1802)
Battle of Monmouth in 1778 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Battle of Monmouth in 1778
Capture of the Confederate flag at the Battle of Murfreesboro... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Capture of the Confederate flag at the Battle of Murfreesboro...
Roger Sherman (1721-93) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Roger Sherman (1721-93)
Portrait of Frederick William (1730-94) Baron von Steuben - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Frederick William (1730-94) Baron von Steuben
The Retreat of the British from Concord, April 1775 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The Retreat of the British from Concord, April 1775
Portrait of Henry Knox (1759-1806) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Henry Knox (1759-1806)

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