Minerva Teichert, 1941
The works of western American artist, Minerva Teichert (1888-1976), have received increasingly popular and critical acclaim in recent years. From her modest home in Wyoming, Teichert produced a prolific number of paintings that celebrate the saga of western settlement and the heritage of her Mormon faith. Today, Teichert is beloved among the LDS community as a woman who successfully combined faith and family and left an extraordinary legacy of artistic production.
Although the interactions of early Mormon pioneers with Native Americans were by and large peaceful, they still experienced occasional skirmishes, stolen cattle, and begging from Indians. Minerva Teichert’s 1941 Night Raid portrays one such incident in a mural of a narrative night scene. (Excerpt taken from Minerva Teichert: Pageants in Paint)