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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Washington Irving (1783-1859) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Portrait of John Stark (1728-1822) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Stark (1728-1822)
Portrait of Nathaniel Lyon (1818-61) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Nathaniel Lyon (1818-61)
George Washington on his mission to Ohio in 1754, from... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
George Washington on his mission to Ohio in 1754, from...
Braddock's Retreat on 9th July 1755, 1865 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Braddock's Retreat on 9th July 1755, 1865
John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Jacob Astor (1763-1848)
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
Portrait Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816)
John James Audubon (1785-1851) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John James Audubon (1785-1851)
George Washington in 1775, from 'Life and Times of... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
George Washington in 1775, from 'Life and Times of...
John Marshall (1755-1835) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Marshall (1755-1835)
James Madison (1751-1836) (2) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
James Madison (1751-1836) (2)

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