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Alfred Kappes

 (1850 - 1894)
Alfred Kappes was active/lived in New York, Virginia.  Alfred Kappes is known for African-American genre scene painting, illustration, etching.

Biography   Alfred Kappes


A 19th-century American genre* painter in New York City, Alfred Kappes was renowned during his career for his sensitive portrayal of the lives of the African-American community, and was recognized as such in art reviews of the day. Unlike other artists who sentimentalized African-American subjects, Kappes painted these people with frankness and sensitivity. 

In 1870, he joined the staff of The New York Daily Graphic and also continued to do other illustration work including for People from the Other World, a study of paranormal activity by Henry Steel Olcott.

He was elected an Associate member of the National Academy of Design* in 1887. This same year, he exhibited his painting Tattered and Torn   ...  Displaying 750 of 2202 characters.

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