Helen Lieros (3 August 1940 – 14 July 2021) was a Zimbabwean visual artist. She was born in Gweru, Zimbabwe to Greek parents. She studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Centre Contemporaine de la Gravure (now the Centre d’édition contemporaine [fr]) in Geneva, Switzerland. She also spent time at the Istituto statale d’arte di Firenze [it]in Florence, Italy. After wandering in Europe, Lieros returned to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) in 1964 and took up a position as a teacher at Chaplin High School, where she had been a student. She moved to Harare (then Salisbury) in 1967, where she lived until her death on 14 July 2021.
Lieros is one of Zimbabwe’s most illustrious artists and had a career that spanned across six decades. She established Gallery Delta in Harare with her husband Derek Huggins in 1975. The independent space has been involved in the curation, organisation, presentation and promotion of approximately five-hundred exhibitions. Besides being invested in her own practice, Lieros and her husband, dedicated most of their career teaching and mentoring generations of Zimbabwean painters. These include Berry Bickle, Greg Shaw, Lovemore Kambudzi, Cosmas Shiridzinonwa, Gina Maxim, Misheck Masamvu,Admire Kamudzengerere, Richard Mudariki, and many others. In early 2021, Lieros was honored by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe as a National Merits Awards Legend.