Minerva  Teichert

Minerva Kohlhepp was born in North Ogden, but grew up homestead farming in the vicinity of American Falls, Idaho. Her father encouraged her childhood sketching and she soon developed an “indomitable will to succeed and excel in the field of art.” She taught school to raise enough money to go to Chicago for her art studies. When she had raised the money, her father would not let her go alone. It was arranged for her to be “set apart” as an LDS missionary so that she could travel with a church group.

She became the first known female artist to pursue her painting lessons with the specific and official blessings of the LDS hierarchy. When money ran low in Chicago, she put together a roping act for the New York stage. This is when she began her custom of wearing her distinctive head band. She became very good friends with her teacher, Robert Henri. He encouraged her to go home and “paint the Mormon story.” And this is what she determined to do with her life.

Biographical information courtesy of ldsart.com

Title of Liberty by Minerva Teichert

Title of Liberty

This painting shows the Nephite military leader Captain Moroni rallying his men.  The Nephites were facing a civil war led ...
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Rescue of the Lost Lamb by Minerva Teichert

Rescue of the Lost Lamb

This painting illustrates the Savior’s words in the New Testament:  “How think ye?  If a man have an hundred sheep, ...
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The House of the World by Minerva Teichert

The House of the World

The House of the World represents the prophet Lehi’s dream from the Book of Mormon.  Lehi saw a tree whose ...
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Christ With Mary and Martha by Minerva Teichert

Christ with Mary and Martha

This painting depicts a story from the New Testament.  Martha is busy working and serving the Savior while Mary sits ...
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Look to Your Children by Minerva Teichert

Look to Your Children

The Book of Mormon records that Jesus visited the Americas after His crucifixion and resurrection, where He prayed and blessed ...
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Jesus and the Children by Minerva Teichert

Jesus and the Children

“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:1-4). ...
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The Sacrament by Minerva Teichert

The Sacrament

“And when the disciples had come with bread and wine, [Jesus] took of the bread and brake and blessed it; ...
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Not Alone by Minerva Teichert

Not Alone

“Whosever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and ...
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Christ in a Red Robe by Minerva Teichert

Christ in a Red Robe

“..feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am ...
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Alma Baptizing in the Waters of Mormon by Minerva Teichert

Alma Baptizing in the Waters of Mormon

And [Alma] did baptize every one that went forth to the place of Mormon; and they were in number about ...
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