Born 1947 in Flensburg, Northern Germany, Traute Macom moved out for language studies to Hamburg and Paris for 2 years each, then 1969 to Vienna, Austria. Works and resides now in Burgenland, Eastern Austria. Next to and after a career with International Organizations in Vienna and Freetown (Sierra Leone), Traute Macom undertook many art study courses and seminars which summit in 3 years' art studies including one-year masterclasses with Prof. Christian Ludwig ATTERSEE at Austrian Akademie Geras. Her main topics deal with environmental observations on desertification, water quality, air pollution, and generally viewing our living, seen not only through paint brush and acrylic colours, but expressing in a mirror-like form a painted thinking and judgement about our reason of being and handling our globe and its outer spacial environment, in the ever so precious time that we are in just now in this 'spacious second'. Exhibitions (solo and participating) regularly in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, and also New York.