Painter and printmaker Helen Keats was born into a Jewish family in London, England in 1947. She studied fine art at Harrow School of Art (1977–9) and Wimbledon School of Art, (1979–84), where she also studied printmaking, and was later a visiting artist. She became a fellow of the Printmakers’ Council in 1985 and a member of the Ben Uri council. She had a solo exhibition at the New Art Centre in 1985, followed by two solo exhibitions at Ben Uri Gallery in 1987 and 1990 and also participated in many group exhibitions including Stowells Trophy at the Royal Academy (1981), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries (1983); Selected Works by Jewish Artists, in association with Ben Uri (1988); Five Printmakers, National Theatre, London, and Korean Gallery in Chicago (both 1989); and the Chelsea Arts Club Centenary, Smiths Galleries (1991–2) and Israeli Artists and Scenes from the Ben Uri Collection - Landscapes of Israel (1998). Helen Keats died in London in 2007. Her work is in UK collections including London University Institute of Education, Curwen Archives, and Scarborough Art Gallery.