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 James Knox Polk (1795-1849) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of James Knox Polk (1795-1849)
Portrait of John Barry (1745-1803) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Barry (1745-1803)
Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-94) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-94)
Portrait of General James Samuel Wadsworth (1807-64) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of General James Samuel Wadsworth (1807-64)
Portrait of Admiral David Glascoe Farragut (1801-70) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Admiral David Glascoe Farragut (1801-70)
Portrait of General Joseph Warren (1741-75) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of General Joseph Warren (1741-75)
Portrait of Franklin Pierce (1804-69) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Franklin Pierce (1804-69)
Lady Harriet Ackland on her way to visit the camp of... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Lady Harriet Ackland on her way to visit the camp of...
Portrait of John Tyler (1790-1862) 2 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Tyler (1790-1862) 2
Portrait of Winfield Scott (1786-1866) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Winfield Scott (1786-1866)
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Portrait of Joseph Hooker (1814-79) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Joseph Hooker (1814-79)

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