Sister Wendy, art critic and media darling, dead at 88
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Sister Wendy, art critic and media darling, dead at 88

Victoria Arocho/Associated Press File photo: “I force myself to look at it, take it in and tell you in words what I have seen, which is not an easy thing to do because it means going deep into your reactions,” Sister Wendy told the New York Times in 1997. “I can’t do anything without the work of art being there to draw it out of me.” By Matt Schudel | Washington Post Sister Wendy Beckett, a Catholic nun who left her cloistered life in the British countryside to become an unlikely international celebrity by presenting television programs on art history, died Dec. 26 at a residential care facility near Quidenham, England, where she lived on the grounds of a Carmelite monastery. She was 88. A spokeswoman for the monastery, Gina Rozner, confirmed the death. The cause was not disclosed. Sister Wendy had a history of heart ailments and strokes. Get the Morning Report newsletter Start your weekday with all the news you need, from the Bay and beyond Sign Up! By signing up, you agree to our privacy policy and terms of service . Sister Wendy retreated to a life of seclusion in 1970, officially designated a consecrated virgin […]

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