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.
The Last New World: Important Hudson River School Paintings
John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872) Pro Patria (Sunset on the Coast), 1864 Oil on canvas 141/16 x 241/16 inches Monogrammed and dated lower right: JF.K. ’64 Available at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York
Worthington Whittredge (1820–1910) The Hudson Valley from the Catskill Mountains, 1898 Oil on canvas 15 x 23 inches Signed lower right: WWhitredge; on stretcher bar: The Valley of the Hudson / from the Catskill Mountains / painted by W. Whittredge / 1898 Available at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York
Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902) A Snow-Covered Peak Oil on paper laid down on board 16 x 12 inches Monogrammed lower right: ABierstadt. Available at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York
New York (February 20, 2018) – For two decades, this annual event has been the most comprehensive exhibition and sale of important nineteenth-century American landscapes. Opening March 9 at Questroyal Fine Art and running through April 7, The Last New World: Important Hudson River School Paintings features over one hundred twenty-five paintings by the nation’s most revered artists whose works are included in virtually every major American museum. Paintings by leaders of the period will be on view, including examples by Albert Bierstadt, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Asher B. Durand, Sanford Robinson Gifford, John Frederick Kensett, Jervis McEntee, William Trost Richards, Francis Augustus Silva, and Worthington Whittredge.
Gallery owner Louis Salerno, a proponent of American paintings as undervalued assets against the dizzying contemporary market, finds Hudson River School artwork in particular to have enduring importance for Americans. In Mr. Salerno’s words, “The sense of awe we experience as we view the sublime and the beautiful rouses a dormant patriotism. At a moment when we are experiencing a widening ideological divide, we need this genuine American art that encourages an affection for the homeland, a sentiment critical to the well-being of a union that Lincoln described as ‘the last best hope of earth.’”
To request a copy of the exhibition catalogue, The Last New World: Important Hudson River School Paintings, call 212-744-3586 or visit our website at www.questroyalfineart.com/publications.
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 five hundred artworks includes important Hudson River School, tonalist, impressionist, and modernist examples.
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