a cool art nun actually lived!
I stumbled upon Sister Wendy's video series while I was meandering through a Miami library. I don't remember if I watched all the episodes, but I loved the ones I watched! If you want to learn more about art, art history, etc., Sister Wendy's videos are a great place to begin. She's fun!
I mention her on my blog because her library is offered up for sale. She passed away in 2018. I can only imagine the books she had in her collection!!! WOW! Stuff of my dreams! It's a shame it's a book collection that's being split. Too bad the collection couldn't go to a library for most of us to enjoy. I can easily imagine adding a Sister Wendy Art Book Library to my bucket list of places to visit.
For more about Sister Wendy:
Wikipedia: Wendy Mary Beckett, better known as Sister Wendy, was a British religious sister, hermit, consecrated virgin and art historian who became well known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of BBC television documentaries on the history of art.
For more about Sister Wendy's book collection:
LONDON.- London dealer Thomas Heneage has purchased a Library belonging to the late Wendy Mary Beckett, TV Art Historian and nun, better-known as Sister Wendy. Heneage will offer a large number of books from Sister Wendy’s Library for sale at TEFAF Maastricht (16 – 24 March 2019).
After her death at the end of last year, BBC director of arts Jonty Claypole paid tribute to Sister Wendy, describing her "unique presentation style” as well as her “deep knowledge of and passion for the arts". Sister Wendy’s purpose-built library was next to the caravan she lived in and is made up of some fascinating books, on subjects ranging from Chinese paintings and manuscripts to Old Master Paintings, and contemporary art. This collection of books demonstrates Sister Wendy’s breadth of knowledge and fascination with all areas of the art world.
For more about the auction that already happened: Thomas Heaneage offers Sister Wendy's library for sale.
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