Our Staff

Our Staff

The Questroyal Team

Nine experienced and somewhat obsessed art fanatics, each with different skills, working under the leadership of the ultimate art addict, to find and buy the best, most realistically priced American paintings.

—LOUIS M. SALERNO

Louis Salerno Brent Salerno
Louis M. Salerno Brent L. Salerno
Owner Co-Owner

Louis M. Salerno, Owner of Questroyal Fine Art, is a longtime enthusiast and collector of American paintings. Once a successful seller of thoroughbred breeding stock, Lou discovered his interest in American art in the 1970s. Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, he quickly became a prominent art dealer, establishing Questroyal in the late 1980s. Disenchanted by his experiences with other galleries, Lou vowed to differentiate Questroyal by treating all clients equally, regardless of their wealth or position. Together with his partner and son, co-owner Brent L. Salerno, Lou actively and persistently acquires quality American paintings, fueled by his confidence in American art as a sound investment capable of providing a lifetime of enjoyment.

Brent L. Salerno, Co-Owner of Questroyal Fine Art and son of Louis M. Salerno, shares his father’s passion for collecting American paintings. During Questroyal’s early years, Brent worked part-time at the gallery and invested his own capital for the acquisition of paintings while completing his education. Since graduating from the Rothman Institute at Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in entrepreneurial studies, Brent has worked full-time alongside his father, helping Questroyal mature into the leading American art gallery it is today. Brent and his wife Charlotte live in Tappan, New York and are active collectors with a focus on the Hudson River School.

Chloe Heins
Chloe Heins, Director

As the daughter of a fine arts photographer, Chloe was exposed to the art world at an early age, attending events and classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She earned a dual BA in painting and French from Fordham University before coming to Questroyal in 2003.

Nina Sangimino
Nina Sangimino, Senior Manager, Research and Special Projects

Nina discovered her love of art in high school drawing and painting classes. She went on to study art history at the University at Albany and earned an MS in the same field from Pratt Institute. Prior to joining Questroyal, Nina was curatorial apprentice at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, New York.

Ally Chapel
Ally Chapel, Senior Administrator 

As the result of growing up in a creative household, Ally has had a lifelong passion for the arts. Ally received her BA in art history and technology, arts and media from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining Questroyal and moving to New York City, Ally has worked at the Denver Art Museum and Mary Williams Fine Arts where she fell in love with American painting.

Jenny Lyubomudrova
Jenny Lyubomudrova, Manager, Research and Logistics

Jenny received a BA in European studies and art history from Barnard College, Columbia University. Her primary interest lies in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century painting. Jenny joins Questroyal with experience in fine and decorative art from two international auction houses in New York. She is fluent in Russian.

Kelly Reilly
Kelly ReillyCollections Manager

Kelly received a BFA in photography from Parsons School of Design, The New School University, in May 2015. She joins Questroyal from the studio of contemporary artist Adam Fuss, and brings with her experience in publishing and television. She enjoys having the opportunity to blend her love of art with her interest in American history.

Eli Sterngass
Eli SterngassAdministrative Assistant

Perhaps because he was raised in Saratoga Springs, New York, Eli acquired an affinity for Hudson River School paintings at an early age. While working as an intern at a private gallery in New York City, he extended his expertise into twentieth-century American art. Eli is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in art history and museum studies.

Rita J. Walker
Rita J. Walker, Controller

Rita began her Questroyal career in 1983 as owner Louis Salerno’s first employee in the thoroughbred breeding business. She helped him transition to the art world and continues to work with Questroyal as controller. She is dedicated to her three sons, all of whom are exceptional athletes.

Chloe Heins
Chloe Heins, Director

As the daughter of a fine arts photographer, Chloe was exposed to the art world at an early age, attending events and classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She earned a dual BA in painting and French from Fordham University before coming to Questroyal in 2003.

Nina Sangimino
Nina Sangimino, Senior Manager, Research and Special Projects

Nina discovered her love of art in high school drawing and painting classes. She went on to study art history at the University at Albany and earned an MS in the same field from Pratt Institute. Prior to joining Questroyal, Nina was curatorial apprentice at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, New York.

Ally Chapel
Ally Chapel, Senior Administrator 

As the result of growing up in a creative household, Ally has had a lifelong passion for the arts. Ally received her BA in art history and technology, arts & media from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining Questroyal and moving to New York City, Ally has worked at the Denver Art Museum and Mary Williams Fine Arts where she fell in love with American painting.

Jenny Lyubomudrova
Jenny Lyubomudrova, Manager, Research and Logistics

Jenny received a BA in European studies and art history from Barnard College, Columbia University. Her primary interest lies in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century painting. Jenny joins Questroyal with experience in fine and decorative art from two international auction houses in New York. She is fluent in Russian.

Kelly Reilly
Kelly ReillyCollections Manager

Kelly received a BFA in photography from Parsons School of Design, The New School University, in May 2015. She joins Questroyal from the studio of contemporary artist Adam Fuss, and brings with her experience in publishing and television. She enjoys having the opportunity to blend her love of art with her interest in American history.

Eli Sterngass
Eli SterngassAdministrative Assistant

Perhaps because he was raised in Saratoga Springs, New York, Eli acquired an affinity for Hudson River School paintings at an early age. While working as an intern at a private gallery in New York City, he extended his expertise into twentieth-century American art. Eli is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in art history and museum studies.

Rita J. Walker
Rita J. Walker, Controller

Rita began her Questroyal career in 1983 as owner Louis Salerno’s first employee in the thoroughbred breeding business. She helped him transition to the art world and continues to work with Questroyal as controller. She is dedicated to her three sons, all of whom are exceptional athletes.