About Questroyal Fine Art

About Questroyal Fine Art

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, is an established American art gallery specializing in quality American paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Questroyal’s extensive inventory of over four hundred artworks includes important Hudson River School, tonalist, impressionist, and modernist examples.

What Makes Us Different

We own the paintings we sell; nothing is a better indicator of our conviction.  This fundamental difference distinguishes us from other galleries who predominantly offer consigned paintings without commitment and set their prices according to the whim of an anonymous seller. Questroyal believes that the market should determine valuation and understands that transparency is the only way to establish lasting relationships.

The Creative Deal

Our core business strategy is to maintain sensible profit margins and offer paintings at competitive values; however, this only works if you, the client, agree with our assessment. Differences of opinion can stimulate vigorous conversation, which we encourage. No question is unimportant, no offer is offensive, and every idea is worthy of consideration. There are no egos at work here.

About the Owners

Louis M. Salerno has long been an enthusiastic collector of American paintings. He became disenchanted with the way galleries treated collectors and vowed that if he opened a gallery, his clients would not be judged by their wealth or position; every client would be treated equally, with respect and courtesy. About two decades ago, Louis established Questroyal Fine Art and later partnered with his son, Co-owner Brent L. Salerno. Today, Questroyal is among the nation’s leading American art galleries.

Notorious for his entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and sense of humor, Louis Salerno actively and persistently acquires quality American paintings. He is fueled by his confidence in American art as a sound investment capable of providing a lifetime of enjoyment. Questroyal is committed to forming long-term, mutually beneficial client relationships based on trust, transparency, and a shared passion for American art. With a client base as varied as its holdings, Questroyal Fine Art welcomes both new and experienced collectors and has worked extensively with individuals as well as public institutions.

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The Questroyal Collection of American Paintings

Hudson River School

Questroyal’s collection is deeply rooted in the tradition of the Hudson River School and features works by prominent members Albert Bierstadt, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Asher B. Durand, John William Casilear, Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Thomas Doughty, Sanford Robinson Gifford, David Johnson, John Frederick Kensett, Martin Johnson Heade, Worthington Whittredge, and John Williamson, as well as lesser-known talent including Frank Anderson, Charles H. Chapin, Richard William Hubbard, and George Herbert McCord.

Impressionism

Other highlights of the Questroyal collection include the paintings of renowned American impressionists Frank Weston Benson, John Leslie Breck, William Merritt Chase, Edward Cucuel, Childe Hassam, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Robert Reid, John Singer Sargent, Guy Carleton Wiggins, Irving Ramsay Wiles, and others.

Modernism/ Realism

In recent years, Questroyal’s inventory has expanded further into the twentieth century to include a greater selection of American modernist paintings by Milton Avery, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, William Glackens, Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan. The gallery is also pleased to offer works by celebrated realists Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth.

Visionary

Questroyal also proudly features paintings by visionaries Ralph Albert Blakelock, Louis Michel Eilshemius, Elihu Vedder, and George Inness, who cannot be confined to a single artistic movement or genre.  Inness, however, is often associated with Tonalism, another artistic style represented in Questroyal’s inventory which includes artists such as Bruce Crane, John Francis Murphy, Dwight Tryon and Alexander Wyant, who strayed from popular academic methods in landscape painting during the latter half of the nineteenth century.