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First Plowing - Minerva Teichert Art

Minerva Teichert Art

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First Plowing - Minerva Teichert Art

First Plowing, Minerva Teichert art, LDS Art
First Plowing - Minerva Teichert art prints
First Plowing, Minerva Teichert, LDS Art
Minerva Teichert
First Plowing, Minerva Teichert art, LDS Art
First Plowing - Minerva Teichert art prints
First Plowing, Minerva Teichert, LDS Art
Minerva Teichert

First Plowing - Minerva Teichert Art

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There are few stories as epic and inspiring as when the Mormon pioneers arrived in the Great Salt Lake Vallery and commenced to build their city.  This piece depicts the pioneers breaking their first ground.  With prayerful on lookers and seagulls flying about.

 This piece is offered on high quality Museum Giclee Canvas.


ARTIST:  Minerva Teichert (1888-1976) was an accomplished painter. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the Art Students League of New York.  She once exclaimed "I must paint", when asked about how she continued to paint without a dedicated studio or much free time to create.  Her beloved images of the Savior, along with her collection of over 400 murals, have touched the hearts of thousands. Minerva's life was firmly rooted in ideas and people, not in things. "You don't want too many things," she once wrote. "They become a burden. In fact, we shouldn't have too many things in this life, just enough for our needs. ...Do good with all the rest."

FRAMING IS EASY - This art is offered unframed.  Most of our art is made for standard sized frames so you won't need to get an expensive custom frame. Simply take this artwork to any Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or your local frame shop.  They always have great sales on frames and a lot of great choices.


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A little more about Minerva Teichert Art

Minerva Teichert art is beloved around the world.  She created a wide range of art from paintings around Mormon history to rodeos and American Indians.  Minerva Teichert art expresses a unique style with vibrant colors.  

Minerva Teichert enrolled at the Chicago Art Institute in 1909 and studied under John Vanderpoel, the leading figure artist and teacher in America.  In 1915 she enrolled at the Art Student’s League in New York City - which at the time was the premier art training center in the United States.  While there, she studied under the famed American artist Robert Henri, who asked her if any artist had told the “great Mormon story”.  Minerva replied, “Not to suit me!”   He replied saying, “Good heavens girl, what a chance!”

Teichert created a broader, more inclusive range of art - one that she felt celebrated the heroics of both the pioneer men and women.  Having grown up with her grandmothers who each had crossed the plains, she felt strongly about telling the stories of the women who played a central role in both crossing the plains and establishing the new settlement of the Salt Lake Valley.

The Mormon pioneer women were the first women in the country to exercise the right to vote for city, county, and territorial officers, they served as jurors, were mayors and state legislators, managed livestock companies, ranches, and farms, were midwives and doctors, founded and published the first magazine for women in the West, operated telegraph offices, ran businesses, and managed family households and farms.  The Mormon women Teichert knew were independent, enjoyed a strong sense of personal & community identity, and valued their role as mothers while supplementing that role with their business pursuits.  They were able and capable, leaving many visitors to remark that they were “incredible”.

The Nauvoo Art Gallery is proud to carry Minerva Teichert art.

(Source:  “Telling Stories Through Brushstrokes:  Minerva Teichert’s Visualization of the Mormon Pioneer Experience and Messages to Her Audience”.) Minerva Teichert Art