Minerva Teichert

Minerva Teichert (1888 – 1976) was an American painter notable for her art depicting Western and mormon subjects.  She raised five children on a ranch in Wyoming while painting the things she knew and loved best: Scenes from western Americana, and religious artwork expressing her deeply held convictions. She once explained "I must paint", when asked about how she persisted in painting despite being in near-complete artistic isolation, without a dedicated studio or even much free time to create. Teichert was an independent, opinionated woman who stood up for women's rights and was an outspoken political conservative. (wikipedia)