Minerva Teichert, 1937
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 focuses on the three wise men that traveled from the East to worship the young Christchild. Through careful selection of color and composition, she acknowledges the mystery surrounding the wise men while also honoring their dignity and spiritual perceptiveness.