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 Jay (1745-1829) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Jay (1745-1829)
Portrait of Philip Schuyler - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Philip Schuyler
Battle between the United States and the Macedonian... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Battle between the United States and the Macedonian...
Portrait of James Lawrence (1781-1813) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of James Lawrence (1781-1813)
Andrew Johnson (1808-75) (detail) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Andrew Johnson (1808-75) (detail)
Portrait of Henry Clay (1777-1852) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Henry Clay (1777-1852)
De Witt Clinton (1769-1828) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
De Witt Clinton (1769-1828)
Portrait of Admiral David Glascoe Farragut (1801-70) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Admiral David Glascoe Farragut (1801-70)
Francis Hopkinson (1737-91) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Francis Hopkinson (1737-91)
The Battle of Mill Creek, Kentucky, 1862 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The Battle of Mill Creek, Kentucky, 1862
James Kent (1763-1847) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
James Kent (1763-1847)
Portrait of Jacob Brown (1775-1828) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Jacob Brown (1775-1828)

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