Sister Wendy Beckett dies at the age of 88
The art critic was known for presenting a series of documentaries in the 1990s
Image from 2006 of Sister Wendy Beckett visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. File photograph: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire
Sister Wendy Beckett has died aged 88.
Sister Wendy rose to international fame by presenting a series of documentaries for the BBC during the 1990s, including Sister Wendy’s Odyssey and Sister Wendy’s Grand Tour.
Xinran Xue, a close friend, said: “It is very sad news. Many people see her as a religious person and she was far more than that.
“It’s a huge loss for the art world. She was a brilliant art critic.”
She later taught in cities including Cape Town and Liverpool.
It was only in later life that she found fame. – PA