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 piece beloved by Latter-Day Saints, Christ smiles down as Lord of the Western hemisphere and welcomes its inhabitants with outstretched arms. He invites us to inspect his wounds–tokens of his Atonement–and witness that he is risen.