Carmelite nun and BBC art historian Sister Wendy Becket dies

Wendy Beckett, a Carmelite nun specializing in art, died at the age of 88.

She was a Carmelite nun, but her dedication to God did not stop her from loving art. Wendy Beckett, who became famous thanks to several BBC shows dedicated to painting and other arts, has died at the age of 88, the BBC reports.

Born in South Africa, Wendy Beckett joined a convent in Norfolk, England when she was 16. The Carmelite nun's first book earned her an invitation from the BBC to discuss art on her own TV show. The nun toured several museums and art galleries around the world, and her TV shows became highly popular.

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