Markson, Helena: The Cathedral


Part of Helena Markson’s ‘Liverpool Suite’ and showing the tower of the Anglican Cathedral, this is a superb etching and sugar-lift aquatint printed in colour. It has been signed and titled by the artist, numbered 100 of 100 and is framed. As the final print in the run, and not unusually for an original hand-worked print, it shows a slight variation in tone in the upper left area.

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Artist: Helena Markson, (1940-2013)

Title and date: The Cathedral, (Liverpool), 1964-65

Size: 42 x 55 cms.


Artist description:

Artist and printmaker, Helena Markson was born in London and studied at Salisbury School of Art then at Central School of Art from 1952-56. From 1963-1966 she co-directed the first open ‘Fine Art Printmaking Workshop’ in London. She set up the etching studio at Byam Shaw School of Painting, London and taught at Chelsea College of Art and St Martin’s School of Art. She moved to Israel in 1970 where she co-founded the Art Department at the University of Haifa and later set up the Fine Art Print Studios where she taught lithography and etching until 2002. The first of many solo shows was held at the Alecto Gallery in London in 1964 and her work is included in many collections including the Tate Gallery, the Wales National Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Helena Markson’s beautiful prints are now in collections across the world. In recognition of the growing appreciation of her work, Sansom and Company published Emma Mason’s excellent ‘Helena Markson. A sense of place’  in summer 2016, see:

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