Minerva Teichert, 1951
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. Here, Teichert imaginatively portrays a group of young women mentioned in the Book of Mormon-the daughters of the prophet Ishmael. As recorded, they left their life in Jerusalem to join Lehi’s family in the wilderness and marry his sons.