About Questroyal Fine Art

What makes Questroyal Different

For nearly three decades, we have committed our capital to acquire American paintings that have withstood the test of time.

For nearly three decades, our family-owned-and-operated business has remained dedicated to our clients and to furthering the appreciation of American art. In the mid-1990s, during a fruitful career breeding thoroughbred race horses, owner Louis M. Salerno began to experiment with collecting art. He developed a keen eye for quality, learning about art with the same intensity and self-taught approach that had proven successful in the horse business. Guided by his entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, marketing acumen, and sense of humor, he cultivated his interest in art into a profession, establishing Questroyal Fine Art. He later partnered with his son, Brent, who shares his enthusiasm, commitment, and passion for collecting. Though Questroyal has expanded and evolved over the years, we remain committed to our shared vision of an art gallery that is devoted to its clients, to maintaining an excellent inventory, and to an ethical business practice .

The fundamental difference of owning nearly all the paintings we sell distinguishes us from other galleries that predominantly offer consigned paintings without commitment and set their prices according to the whim of an anonymous seller. We believe that the market should determine valuation and that transparency is the foundation of lasting relationships.

Questroyal’s comprehensive inventory of over 500 19th- and 20th-century American paintings is the most diverse in our field. Rather than focusing solely on boldface names, we offer a full range of talent, from the famous to the relatively undiscovered, spanning the Hudson River School through Modernism. Notably, in 2005 and 2016, Questroyal hosted two historic exhibitions of work by Ralph Albert Blakelock, bringing new perspectives and renown to one of the most visionary and enigmatic artists of the period.

A visit to Questroyal will change your opinion of New York art galleries, from the warm welcome to our personal, pressure-free approach. Questroyal has worked extensively with both new and experienced collectors, as well as public institutions. We encourage you to ask questions and if you are considering a purchase, we want you to feel confident and well informed. We will gladly discuss the pros and cons of a particular painting, and share our reasons for acquiring it. We hope you will share your specific interests, likes and dislikes, and collecting goals so that we may better assist you. We are truly a full service gallery and will offer all available resources, such as research, framing, and lighting advice.
Above all, we look forward to meeting you!

Let’s get Acquainted

Perhaps you are a seasoned collector, or maybe someone simply looking to acquire a fine painting. Who can you trust? Art is everywhere and everyone claims that theirs is best. What would
make you feel confident about the very important decision you are about to make, and how do you know you’ve found the right gallery?

Meet the Questroyal Team

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


Brent L. Salerno


Jesse McCloskey

Art Handler

Rita J. Walker


Katie Siede

Senior Researcher

Annie Taylor

Gallery Coordinator