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Happy birthday to Minerva Teichert, born #OTD in 1888!

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Happy birthday to Minerva Teichert, born #OTD in 1888! As one of few Western women in the early twentieth century to receive formal art training at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Art Students League in New York City, Teichert dedicated her talents to painting what her teacher Robert Henri called the “Mormon story.” Her multitude of beautiful, striking works have made her one of the most beloved Latter-day Saint artists of all time.

Featured artworks:
Minerva Teichert (1888-1976), “Self-Portrait,” ca. 1937, graphite, 10 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1937.

Minerva Teichert (1888-1976), “They Who Had Taken Us Captive Required of Us A Song,” c. 1935, pencil and oil, 19 1/8 x 13 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Charles and Laurie Eastwood, 2007.

Minerva Teichert (1888-1976), “Christ in America,” 1949-1951, oil on board, 35 x 46 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1969.

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