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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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)
Battle between the United States and the Macedonian... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Battle between the United States and the Macedonian...
Andrew Johnson (1808-75) (detail) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Andrew Johnson (1808-75) (detail)
Portrait of John J. Crittenden (1786-1863) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John J. Crittenden (1786-1863)
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
Francis Marion (1732-95) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Francis Marion (1732-95)
George Washington's first interview with Mrs Custis... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
George Washington's first interview with Mrs Custis...
John Jay (1745-1829) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Jay (1745-1829)
Portrait of General Joseph Warren (1741-75) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of General Joseph Warren (1741-75)
Portrait of Winfield Scott (1786-1866) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Winfield Scott (1786-1866)
Portrait of General James Samuel Wadsworth (1807-64) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of General James Samuel Wadsworth (1807-64)

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