Museum Displays Work of Mormon Artist Minerva Teichert
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“Museum Displays Work of Mormon Artist Minerva Teichert,” Ensign, Aug. 1988, 79

Museum Displays Work of Mormon Artist Minerva Teichert

The art of Idaho and Wyoming ranch wife/artist Minerva Teichert is being displayed at the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City through October 10.

This highly trained and exceptionally talented artist raised five children and helped operate the family ranch while producing more than five hundred paintings on subjects ranging from Jim Bridger and the western Indians to the trek of the Mormon pioneers and stories from the Book of Mormon.

Sister Teichert produced many murals, including a room-size painting in the Manti Temple. Her paintings also hang in many Church, government, hotel, and school buildings in Utah, and have been used as illustrations in Church magazines.

The exhibit, “Rich in Story, Great in Faith: The Art of Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert,” includes 120 paintings, many photographs, and copies of a novel and local history she wrote. Also displayed are clothing items and a fully furnished replica of her living room/art studio.

A film recently produced by Brigham Young University featuring the artist’s life and her accomplishments will be shown periodically during the exhibit. The exhibit coincides with the 100th anniversary of Sister Teichert’s birth. She died in 1976.