Helene von Beckerath is the descendant of a wealthy family of factory owners in Krefeld. She first studied painting and then sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy as well as at the Académie Colarossi in Paris. Until the First World War, her works were shown in numerous international exhibitions and awarded prizes. Shortly before the war, she had to give up her Parisian studio and leave most of her work behind. The following years, she lived in Krefeld, where she created numerous portrait busts. Probably since her time in Paris, the artist had been friends with Ottilie W. Roederstein, who may have prompted her to move to Frankfurt am Main in 1921. There, she rented a sculpture studio in the Städelsche Kunstinstitut and created mainly sculptures until her death, including a Roederstein bust.