Albert Ritzberger was born on the 20th of May 1853 in Pfaffenstädt. He was active in Salzburg and Linz on the Danube. In Vienna he was a student of Ferdinand Laufberger and Heinrich von Angeli. From 1887 on he was a member of the Viennese Künstlerhaus. Ritzberger died on the 9th of November 1915.