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Sister Wendy Beckett (1930–2018)

Autor/a de Sister Wendy's Story of Painting

85+ obres 3,892 Membres 42 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Wendy Mary Beckett was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 25, 1930. At the age of 16, she joined the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, a teaching order, as Sister Michael of St. Peter. She became Sister Wendy after Vatican reforms relaxed formalities. She studied literature at Oxford mostra'n més University in the early 1950s. After returning to South Africa, she taught for 15 years at a Cape Town convent and later lectured at Johannesburg's University of Witwatersrand. After suffering three grand mal seizures and learning that she had a form of epilepsy, she received Vatican consent to give up teaching for a life of solitude. In 1970, she returned to England and moved into the trailer at the Carmelite Monastery. She wrote approximately 25 books art and religion including Contemporary Women Artists and Sister Wendy on Prayer. In 1991, a BBC producer persuaded her to do a documentary about Britain's National Gallery, talking about its paintings. She went on to star in several more BBC documentaries including Sister Wendy's Odyssey, Sister Wendy's Grand Tour, and Sister Wendy's Story of Painting. She assigned all her earnings to the Carmelite order that sheltered her. She died on December 26, 2018 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Sister Wendy Beckett

Sister Wendy's Story of Painting (1994) — Autor — 1,012 exemplars
Sister Wendy's 1000 Masterpieces (1999) 416 exemplars
A Child's Book of Prayer in Art (1995) 400 exemplars
Sister Wendy's Book of Saints (1998) 176 exemplars
Sister Wendy's Book of Meditations (1998) — Autor — 118 exemplars
Sister Wendy on Prayer (2006) 107 exemplars
Sister Wendy's Nativity (1656) 103 exemplars
Speaking to the Heart: 100 Favorite Poems (2006) — Autor — 36 exemplars
Sister Wendy's Bible Treasury (2012) 32 exemplars
In the Midst of Chaos, Peace (1999) 28 exemplars
Contemporary Women Artists (1988) 26 exemplars
Sister Wendy's Book of Muses (2000) 25 exemplars
Art and the Sacred (1992) 20 exemplars
Spiritual Letters (2013) 19 exemplars
Living the Lord's Prayer (2008) 17 exemplars
Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary (2013) 11 exemplars
Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1992) 4 exemplars
Toulky světem malířství (2001) 4 exemplars
Michael Gow's Away (1993) 3 exemplars
Historia del arte 1 exemplars
Art in Worship (1991) 1 exemplars
Jesus 2000 1 exemplars
Odyssey 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Sermons for Advent and the Christmas Season (1909) — Traductor, algunes edicions51 exemplars
Sermons on the final verses of the Song of Songs (1982) — Traductor, algunes edicions; Traductor — 11 exemplars


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SrMaryLea | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 23, 2023 |
SrMaryLea | Aug 23, 2023 |
Beckett has a very good way of explaining how she feels about an understands a painting.
mykl-s | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Aug 12, 2023 |
Great art, ancient and modern, well presented, well explained by Beckett.
mykl-s | Aug 12, 2023 |



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Autors associats

Allan Palmer Director
John Hooper Director
Ben Fox Director
David Kremer Director
Gwen Edmonds Senior editor
Derek Jacobi Narrator
Justin Pumfrey Photographer
Chris Andrews Photographer


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