Minerva Teichert - Artist, Mother, Wife, Wyoming Rancher
“I must paint,” she says.
One of Latter-Day Home’s favorites, Minerva Teichert, is known for her beautiful and unique depictions of the American West and her pioneer heritage. Her acute focus on women subjects is a real treasure. In many ways, Minerva Teichert was ahead of her time.
So what can we say about the LDS artist who created over 400 stunning murals in the course of her lifetime?
We could say that Minerva Teichert began her career when her mother gave her a set of watercolor paints. She was four years old. Raised in Idaho, she became a student of art when she left for San Francisco as a nanny at the age of fourteen. She became awestruck by the art museums in this new, big city.
When a friend asked her how she managed to continue painting even though she lived in artistic isolation, she told them: “I must paint.”
We’re so glad she did.