• Louis M. Salerno Louis M. Salerno Owner Owner of Questroyal Fine Art, Lou is a longtime collector and enthusiast 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 later became a prominent art dealer, establishing Questroyal in the mid-1990s. 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 and passion for American art.
  • Brent L. Salerno Brent L. Salerno Co-Owner Co-Owner of Questroyal Fine Art and son of Louis M. Salerno, Brent 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, with their daughters Natalie and Addison, and are active collectors with a focus on the Hudson River School.
  • Kayla Seifert Kayla Seifert Gallery Manager Kayla attended West Virginia University where she majored in painting and minored in art history. She continued her education at Parsons School of Design, graduating with a MA in the history of design and curatorial studies. As an artist herself, Kayla is excited to bring her passion and appreciation for art to the Questroyal team.
  • Jesse McCloskey Jesse McCloskey Art Handler Jesse grew up on a horse farm in Plympton, Massachusetts. He earned a BFA from the Swain School of Design and an MFA from Parsons School of Design in painting. Jesse has exhibited work in the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts in 2016, is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and has attended the artist residency of Yaddo. He currently lives and works as an artist in New York City.
  • Research Associate Katie Siede Senior Researcher Katie discovered her interest in art at DePaul University, where she majored in French and art history. After graduating, she spent a year teaching English in France before returning to Chicago to work at a new exhibition space called Wrightwood 659. She later earned an MA at Syracuse University, specializing in Italian Renaissance art. Katie is excited to bring her love of research and history to the position.
  • Eamonn Smith Eamonn Smith Sales Associate Eamonn graduated with a degree in history from Yale University and pursued his passion for art there through positions at both the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale University Press. Professionally, he has experience working in galleries, art fairs, and archival research. As an avid lover of the work of the Ashcan group, Eamonn is thrilled to be a part of the Questroyal team.
  • Annie Taylor Annie Taylor Administrator Annie graduated from Boston College with a dual major in art history and English. Her academic journey led her to concentrate on post-war American painting, photography, and happenings, with a focus on the work of Louise Lawler. Following graduation, she spent time teaching English in Thailand and traveling throughout Southeast Asia. She also teaches yoga and pottery classes around New York City. Annie is ecstatic to bring her love of art and enthusiasm to the Questroyal team!
  • 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.

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