Albert F. Ernes
This collection of artwork was created by our owner Emily’s grandfather, Albert Ernes. He was an educator who deeply valued creative expression, which inspired Emily’s lifelong love of learning and fine art. She has fond memories of taking art classes together and seeing his pieces in progress each time she visited.
To honor Albert’s dedication to art and education, 20% of sales from this collection will be donated to the Neighborhood Art House.
About the Artist
Dr. Albert Francois Ernes (1926-2019) discovered a love for the arts at a young age that continued throughout his life. In addition to painting and drawing, he was also a talented pianist, poet, writer, knitter, and singer.
He received a B.S. from Kent State University and an M.S. in Education and a Ph.D. in Language Arts from Akron University with a dissertation on children’s literature. He worked as an elementary school teacher for many years and retired from Akron Public Schools. He took art lessons consistently in his retirement.
Albert proudly served in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre during World War II. He was based in Wiesbaden, Germany, a city he found beautiful despite the circumstances. He was happy to return to Europe in a more peaceful time and he loved to travel, spend time with family, learn new things, and study family genealogy.