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. Touch Me Not captures the moment described in the book of John when the risen Lord appears to Mary Magdalene. Painted the same year as Teichert wrote her life story, this piece marks her personal and full conversion.