Artist and Printmaker Helena Markson was born in London. … From 1963-1966 she co-directed the first open Fine Art Printmaking Workshop in London at Charlotte Street. She set up the etching studio at Byam Shaw School of Painting, London and also taught at Chelsea College of Art and St Martin’s School of Art, London.
“I spent much time, about three years, visiting Liverpool, sketching and photographing areas. Although initially intimidated by the task, I gradually forgot my doubts of my ability to complete the work. I became very connected to the city, the projects of renewal and my personal relationship as an artist with the subject and the challenge to express ideas visually. The medium of etching aquatint contributed to the growth of ideas. I may not always have succeeded in what I aimed to do, but I am happy with most images and hopeful that there is truth there.”
Helena Markson – 2007
Helena is a master printmaker as well as a faculty member of Haifa University.