Paper: An Analysis of the Topic of the Letter of Recommendation for John Trumbull

Subject: Letter of recommendation for . Dear Director of Admissions, First | would like to thank you for your time. | realize that you are very busy at this time of year, but | must bring to your attention one of my former students who has applied for admission into your prestigious institute of higher learning, John Trumbull. John was one of my best students in my Advanced Placement American History class. Johns talents spread into many areas such as writing, but the majority of his talent lies in his ability to provide us with a unique view of historic events by capturing them on canvas. Indeed, John is one of the best painters | have ever seen, his works are not just representations of actual historic events, but they are windows into the past. John has a gift in that his paintings, architecture, and writings provide the people with a different and sometimes controversial view of American history, especially the Revolutionary War period. Johns works include paintings of the Battle of Bunker Hill, The Surrender of General Burgoyne, and The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. In addition, John was commissioned to execute monumental replicas of some of his Revolutionary War scenes for the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington D.C. These glorious paintings are but a small part of John Trumbulls contribution to American Society. John has added to our society as an architect, a painter, a writer, and most importantly as a man who wished to share his talent with the world. To better help you understand John Trumbull, the humble American citizen | will provide you with a brief account his past. John Trumbull was born on June 6, 1756 in Lebanon Connecticut. Although his father discouraged him at a young age, with the phrase Connecticut is not Athens, he continued his interest in the arts. He spent five years in London (1784-89) under the tutelage of Benjamin West. During this period he produced some of his best depictions of the Revolutionary War. John eventually settled down in New York, in 1816, and received his commission for his work in Washington D.C. It is with great pride that | recommend that you accept Johns application to your fine institute. | believe that John should be accepted because of his fine paintings and his dedication to the American ideal. His contributions to our society have bettered us all. Once again thank you for your time, and whatever you decision you make | am sure it will be the right decision. Sincerely, ...