TV art historian and nun Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88.
Fresh off "Odyssey's" success, BBC followed up in 1994 with another 10-episode series titled "Sister Wendy's Grand Tour".
Born in South Africa, Sister Wendy moved as a child to Edinburgh, where her father studied medicine, joining a convent when she was 16. She would stand in front of paintings in galleries around the world and discuss, without autocue, the work in detail. In 1950 her order sent her to Oxford University, where she lodged in a convent, and was awarded a Congratulatory First Class degree in English literature. She taught in Cape Town, South Africa, and Liverpool in northern England.
The result was 1988's Contemporary Women Artists and three years later, the BBC hired her to present a documentary on the National Gallery.
Beckett began studying fine art in the 1980s and chose to write a book to raise money for her convent.
Her series Sister Wendy's Story of Painting was shown in the United States, winning critical acclaim and a new market for her books.
Notable Quote: "Through my parents' example there was never any doubt in my mind that God loved us and that it mattered how we behaved." - from her book, "Encounters with God: in Quest of the Ancient Icons of Mary".
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Do you remember watching Sister Wendy Beckett on TV?
In 2007 Beckett was asked, "You've spoken out about gay marriage".
"I believe in loyalty".
He wrote: "So sad to learn of Sister Wendy's passing".
"The Church has changed its position over the years, and because the spirit is with the Church, in the end the Church will always get it right".
From the time she appeared in her first art appreciation program on BBC in 1991, Beckett's provocative and witty commentaries captured the attention of museum curators, book publishers and art critics as well as art lovers around the world.