Robert Simon Fine Art specializes in European and American paintings, with a focus on works of the Old Master period. In addition to offering select paintings, drawings, and works of art for sale, RSFA provides appraisal, consultative, and research services to private collectors and institutions.
Robert B. Simon received his doctorate in art history from Columbia University and has lectured extensively and authored numerous publications in the fields of Old Master paintings, connoisseurship, valuation, and collecting. He has been a research fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as a consultant to museums, art dealers, institutions, and private collectors. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers and a Certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, of which he has served as President.
Lydia Johnson came to Robert Simon Fine Art with a specialization in Italian Old Master paintings and sculpture of the late Renaissance and Mannerist periods. Following an extensive research program on early patronage in the workshop of the Venetian painter Tintoretto, she graduated with honors in the History of Art and European Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. During her time at university she worked at such institutions as Sotheby's in New York and the Villa I Tatti: The Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies in Settignano, Italy.
She is also the founder of October Art Week, an annual art walk celebrating galleries on the Upper East Side alongside Classic Art Week and TEFAF NY FALL. www.octoberartweek.com
Dominic Ferrante earned his BA from Harvard University in the History and Literature of Early Modern Italy. As an undergraduate, he interned at the Frick Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Harvard Art Museums, and Villa I Tatti. Following his undergraduate studies, he was a research fellow in art history at the Universität Hamburg and subsequently worked as a researcher in the Old Master Paintings department at Christie’s New York. He completed his master’s degree in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute in London, where he graduated with Distinction and wrote his dissertation on the fourteenth-century Sienese painter Duccio di Buoninsegna.