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Minerva Teichert: A Mission in Paint (1988)

"Minerva Teichert: A Mission in Paint": Text from Back Video Cover

Minerva Teichert: A Mission in Paint

In New York, they called her one of the most gifted artists of her generation. In Chicago, they said her drawing was second to none. In Cokeville, Wyoming, they said the lady knew her way around cattle.

Painter, rancher, wife, and mother--Minerva Teichert blended artistic and family life with such dexterity that it was hard to tell where one began and the other left off. Her living room was her studio, her husband and children her models, and her ranch her inspiration. Her own words and the reminiscences of those closest to her tell her fascinating life story.

To Minerva, painting was more than a profession. It was a divine calling, a mission. "I've got too much sagebrush in my blood to spend my time painting pretty pictures," Minerva said. "I've got to tell the story of my people." Driven by that desire, she worked tirelessly for six decades, creating hundreds of paintings: evocative portraits,haunting landscapes, stirring Book of Mormon illustrations, inspiring pioneer portrayals, and he rcrowning achievement, the Manti Temple mural.

Through this film, viewers of all ages will come to know Minerva Teichert and appreciate the fruits of her mission, the paintings that bring her most deeply felt beliefs to life.

Minerva Teichert (1888-1976)
[photograph of Minerva Teichert]

VHS * 46 minutes * color
© 1988. Brigham Young University
Produced and directed by Nicholas J. Gasdik
Written by Tim Slover

A production of the BYU Motion Picture Studio in association with the
College of Fine Arts and Communications, Brigham Young University

Warning: The program contained in this videocassette is fully protected by copyright under Title 17, U.S. Code, Public Law 94-533. It is for noncommercial home viewing and may not be duplicated, copied, broadcast, or used for public performance in any manner without permission. For copies of this film and/or information on how to obtain additional rights, contact the Creative Works Office, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

"Minerva Teichert: A Mission in Paint"
closing credits as they appear in the video

Produced in Association with
The College of
Fine Arts and Communications
Brigham Young University

Executive Producer Peter N. Johnson
Produced and Directed by Nicholas J. Gasdik
Written by Tim Slover
Production Manager Steve Thompson
Director of Photography Gordon C. Lonsdale
Film Editor Peter G. Czerny
Art Director Richard Jamison
Post-Production Sound Michael McDonough
Assistant Cameraman Brian Wilcox
Production Coordinator James Rutherford
Production Secretary Debbie Wells
Production Assistant Chris Cobb
Set Decorator Steve Lawrence Peterson
Scenic Artist Mindy Jamison
Prop Assistants Richard Beaty
David Card
Sound Mixers Ryan Purcell
Glenn Fisk
Assistant Editor James W. Dearden
Negative Cutter Robert M. Jensen
Narrator Morgan White

Special Thanks to the following:
The Teichert Family

Museum of Church History and Art
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints

Robert Davis

Gloria Scovill

Melanie Mayer

Virgle D. Day
Brigham Young University
Museum of Fine Arts Collection

Selected Photographs Courtesy of
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
The Museum of Church History and Art
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints

Copyright © 1988
Brigham Young University

All Rights Reserved

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