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Sister Wendy Beckett

25 February 1930 to 26 December 2018

A South African presenter who had devoted her life to solitude and contemplation in Norfolk since 1970, Beckett suggested she only agreed to work with the BBC in order to make a financial contribution to her monastery. She provided art criticism on shows including Moving Art (1991), Sister Wendy’s Odyssey (1992) and Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting (1999).

Read Sister Wendy Beckett's Guardian obituary here.