Helena Markson was born into a Jewish family in London in 1934. A printmaker and teacher, she worked mainly as an etcher and in aquatint and practised in both the UK and Israel. She exhibited in many important printmaking exhibitions in London in the 1950s and 1960s including in a group exhibition with Sandra Blow, Henry Inlander, Leon Kossoff and Archibald Ziegler at Ben Uri in May 1969. She was a co-director of the first open-access Fine Art Printmaking Workshop in London. In Israel, where she moved in 1970, she set up the fine art print studios at the University of Haifa and is considerd a pioneer of modern printmaking. She died in Israel in 2012.