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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James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
Portrait of Jacob Brown (1775-1828) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Jacob Brown (1775-1828)
John Anthony Quitman (1798-1858) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Anthony Quitman (1798-1858)
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-93) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-93)
John Randolph (1773-1833) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Randolph (1773-1833)
Portrait of John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850)
George Washington's first interview with Mrs Custis... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
George Washington's first interview with Mrs Custis...
Portrait of Joel Barlow (1754-1812) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Joel Barlow (1754-1812)
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85)
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)
Francis Hopkinson (1737-91) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Francis Hopkinson (1737-91)
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) 2 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) 2

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