Art historian Sister Wendy Beckett has died. She was 88

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997 file photo, Sister Wendy Beckett, a Roman Catholic nun of the Sisters of Notre Dame, who lives in Colinton, Eng...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997 file photo, Sister Wendy Beckett, a Roman Catholic nun of the Sisters of Notre Dame, who lives in Colinton, Eng...

LONDON (AP) — Sister Wendy Beckett, an art historian and critic, has died. She was 88.

The Carmelite Monastery of Quidenham said Beckett died Wednesday afternoon.

She was a sister of the Catholic Church who became prominent in the 1990s presenting BBC shows about art history.

Her work included a series of well received documentaries including "Sister Wendy's Odyssey" and "Sister Wendy's Grand Tour."

Beckett was born in South Africa and raised in Scotland. She taught in Cape Town, South Africa, and Liverpool.