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Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC

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.

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, is an established American art gallery specializing in fine American paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Questroyal’s ever-changing, diverse inventory of more than four hundred artworks includes important Hudson River School, impressionist, and modernist examples.

Blog entries from Questroyal Fine Art Blog

Guy Pène du Bois (1884–1958), "Crossroads." Oil on canvas, 36 1/16 x 20 1/16 inches.  Signed lower right: Guy Pène du Bois.  Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York

Choose With Your Heart

Posted: April 18, 2014 09:09 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

What would happen if art was purchased for the right reasons; if we simply chose with our hearts? What if we sought the paintings that allow our most cherished places and memories to live again, so that we could share them with our families? All of us long for art that is a part of who we are. Remember it?—that which is beautiful and in accord with the natural world. Timeless art is not within the realm of trend and fashion; we should be suspicious of art that appeals to the fleeting and doubtful taste of the public. Great and lasting art should transcend time. The present is the least rel...


John Leslie Breck (1860–1899) Early Snow, 1894.  Oil on canvas.  18¼ x 22 inches (approx.) Signed and dated lower left: John Leslie Breck / 1894.  Available at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York

Bidders Beware: American Art Sales Yield Strong Results

Posted: June 05, 2013 21:42 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Last month's American art auctions in New York confirmed the market's accelerating recovery. Critics may point out disappointing lots, but as an eager buyer I can assure you that it was exceedingly difficult to acquire the most desirable work. This is a market that consists of well-informed collectors, determined to purchase paintings that represent the best efforts by important artists. If you were in the auction room when those coveted works were offered, you could immediately sense the enthusiasm as you witnessed competitive bidding. We must be careful not to judge the market by the lot...


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“An Untamed Nation” at Questroyal Fine Art

Posted: March 16, 2011 09:52 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

New York’s Only Annual Hudson River School Exhibition to Run March 10–April 2, 2011. Questroyal Fine Art, LLC  is pleased to announce its eleventh annual Hudson River School exhibition, An Untamed Nation. The show, which opened to the public on March 10, features examples by America’s most beloved landscape artists of the nineteenth-century. Highlights include a sublime landscape by the 19th-century forefather of American art, Thomas Doughty, a marine masterpiece by Luminist painter Francis Augustus Silva, a vibrant Hudson River scene by Jasper Francis Cropsey, and a poetic landscape...


George Bellows (1882–1925) Flaming Breaker, 1913.  Oil on panel, 15 x 19 ½ inches.  Signed lower left: G W Bellows; inscribed on verso: Flaming Spray [spray is crossed out] Breaker Geo Bellows 146 E 19 NY A 187

A Force Brewing

Posted: July 16, 2010 12:27 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Perhaps we should be grateful that world events occasionally derail us from the deeply grooved course of modern society so that we are forced to consider our own journey. We seek a reference to gauge the nature of our own experience and art has a vital role in this process.  The economic disruption and disillusionment of recent times has increased our awareness of this quality and refocused our attention on the art that is personally meaningful. As a dealer observing the ebb and flow of the American art market, I detect a fundamental change in the way collectors perceive the value o...