Minerva Teichert, 1938
The works of western American artist, Minerva Teichert, 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. In this mural, the strong, energetic female forms represent a new subject-the vital role of women in the settling of the West. In this large painting, pioneer women’s contribution of clean clothes to the colonizing of the West seems almost heroic.