Art from the Cuyahoga Valley

Paintings from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Area and more.

Paintings by Frank C. Aubrecht


This local artist, who's beginnings and life are tide to Valley View Ohio, has captured the rich scenery and history of the Cuyahoga Valley through many of his paintingsVisit the “Gallery” to see more of his works and visit “About the Artist” for a bio and some other tidbits about the artist. 


Titled: A Long Day 



This painting is typical of farm fields in the Cuyahoga Valley at the turn of the last century.  Unfortunately by the 1980’s most of these farms had disappeared.





 Titled: Near the Mill


This painting touches on one of the many locks along the Ohio and Erie Canal in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Wilson Feed Mill, still in bussines today, is shown in the background. 




Titled: Around the Bend



This barn scene                    depicts a glimps of the history of the farming community that was a mainstay in and around the Cuyahoga Valley area and all around Ohio. 


Nickle Plate Road 765    Excursion 


This is one of the steam locomotives to visit the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad                           Line running through the national park.  Fall of 2010

About the site

  This site is about a local artist named Frank C. Aubrecht (1911-1974) that spent his life painting and drawing for work and pleasaure. The site contains his works as a young man growing up, his military service during WW II in the US Navy and post war years up until his death in 1974.  The 1960's and early 1970's he spent a good deal of his time doing paintings of the local area in which he lived.  That area, in December of 1974, became the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area.  The area was redesignated a national park in October of 2000.  His paintings give insite to the rich surrondings of the Cuyahoga Valley and the Northeastern Ohio area. 

The Cuyahoga Valley is also home to the northern end of the Ohio and Erie Canal which was vital to the development of this part of the United States durring the mid and late 1800's. Several of the locks that were operated along this part of the canal still stand today and have been depicted in many of the artist paintings. The history of this area has also been captured in many photos taken at the turn of the early 1900's.



 These two photos are of the "Locktenders House" at Lock #38.  First photo is sometime after renovation and above photo is late 1800's (B/W Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park)


Other sites of interest:

 Cuyahoga Valley History: Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley

  Valley View History

     Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

     Steam In The Valley

     Cuyahoga Valley National Park Service

       Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

       Abandoned & Little Known Air Fields