Trude Engelsberger was born in Salzburg in 1920. In order to fulfill her artistic expression need, she started studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and returned to Salzburg. From now on she created her own art as an autodidact. During her artistic career she developed several different artistic positions. Her early work was dominated by very vibrant colors which were later superseded by collages of found objects. The figure of the woman was very important in her later years. She was a member of the Salzburger Gruppe and was part of the artist circle around Peiffer-Watenphul, Rudolf Hradil, Herbert Breiter and Agnes Muthspiel. They had many group exhibitions. The artist died in Salzburg in 1986.