Minerva Teichert, 1949-1951
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. In this illustration of the event recorded in Mosiah 18, Teichert surrounds the central baptismal scene with groups of people amidst the trees. The focus on children may signify that Christ encourages his disciples to be as little children.