About

Robin Rosenberg Fine Art (RRFA) is an international, full-service fine-art firm that specializes in 20th & 21st Century Modern and Contemporary Art by world-renowned artists.

Founder and President

Robin Rosenberg

Three decades of collecting experience, has provided me with a discriminating eye and many collectors turn to me to blend my art history knowledge, my aesthetic sensibility, and my extensive network of global contacts when buying or selling an artwork.

Associate

Lauren Dobrin Klumak

Growing up in a family of art collectors, I developed an appreciation for the arts very early on. I would often find myself buried in art books and visiting museums at home and abroad whenever I traveled. My love for the field led me to pursue my studies in Art History at McGill University.

Émilie Perring

I always fantasized about becoming an artist, but I didn’t find my true passion until I took my first Art History class at John Abbot College. From that first class I completely fell in love with the discipline and took a real interest in history, politics, aesthetics, and especially how art is at the center of momentous historical and social movements. I have been extremely fortunate to travel extensively in Europe and South America to experience much of the art I so admire.

Elizabeth Sanders

My love of Art History began early on. As a child, whenever my parents and I travelled we visited world renowned museums and spent hours walking through them looking at artwork from different periods and styles. The combination of aesthetic intrigue, historical context and cultural significance drew me into the paintings.

Bronson Smillie

My engagement with the world of Fine Art began with a move from Calgary to Montreal in 2015, where I began to pursue a BFA at Concordia University in Studio Arts and Art History. Throughout my time in academia I was fortunate to work on many personal professional projects outside of the institution, including my own personal art-making practice, that have allowed me to round out my experiences within the field.

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Robin Rosenberg

Founder and President

Robin Rosenberg

For as long as I can remember, art was a subject that captured my interest. Dating back to my high school days, learning about the requisite Canadian Art History highlights such as the Group of Seven ignited a spark inside of me. I quickly took to the subject and ravaged through every art book I could find. My love for the field led me to pursue a degree in Art History from McGill University. Post-graduation, I was confronted with the daunting prospect of entering the work force. My dedication to the arts combined with invaluable advice from one of my professors led me to pursue a career as an art advisor. I worked closely with curators from major corporations and assisted them in sourcing artworks for their collections.

In the 1990s, the financial downturn affected many businesses and the art market was no exception. This led me to shift gears temporarily and I was recruited to work as a professional fundraiser. Due to the reputation I established in my early working years, together with the relationships that I built during my philanthropic ventures, I could successfully pursue my ultimate career as a private art dealer and advisor. In 2009, I established Robin Rosenberg Fine Art.

Three decades of collecting experience has provided me with a discriminating eye and many collectors turn to me to blend my art history knowledge, my aesthetic sensibility, and my extensive network of global contacts when buying or selling an artwork.  I am proud to have garnered the respect of collectors and other art professionals alike due to my high level of integrity and discretion.

My passion for good quality fine art continues to flourish. And now, I am equally passionate about my clients and in helping them build exceptional collections. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is to help make that special connection between the art and the collector.

Lauren Dobrin Klumak

Associate

Lauren Dobrin Klumak

Growing up in family of art collectors, I developed an appreciation for the arts very early on. I would often find myself buried in art books and visiting museums at home and abroad whenever I travelled. My love for the field led me to pursue my studies in Art History at McGill University. During my time as an undergraduate, I had the privilege of interning at Christie’s auction house in New York City, as well as working part-time for Robin Rosenberg Fine Art. These opportunities provided me glimpses of what it is like to work in the arts and truly enhanced my academic experience.

After graduation, I went on to complete a Master’s degree in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. My thesis specialized in the intersectionality of fashion and art with a particular focus on documentary photography.

Upon my return from England, I began working for Robin Rosenberg Fine Art full-time as an Associate Director. I feel passionate about my clients and enjoy helping them take the steps to build a quality collection they love and appreciate.

Lauren Dobrin Klumak

Elizabeth Sanders

My love of Art History began early on. As a child, whenever my parents and I travelled we visited world-renowned museums and spent hours walking through them looking at artwork from different periods and styles. The combination of aesthetic intrigue, historical context and cultural significance drew me into the paintings. That’s the great thing about art: regardless of your background, there is always something that draws you in, makes you feel something, and, if you’re open to it, learn something.

After high school, I pursued an undergraduate degree at Concordia University in their Art History and Films Studies program. This decision derived from an interest in contemporary art, as well as from an enthusiasm for conversations surrounding creative endeavors. During my time at Concordia, I wrote for academic journals, galleries, worked as a facilitator in various capacities and participated in art historical conferences. In my final year, I had the privilege of interning at Robin Rosenberg Fine Art where I worked firsthand with incredible artworks and had the opportunity to engage with clients with whom I shared an appreciation for visual culture.

My new role within RRFA as a Special Projects Coordinator reflects my passion for the arts, my interest in building timeless artistic collections and my dedication to interpersonal relationships. The contemporary art world is ever-changing, and it is exciting to be an integral part of a team that is committed to its development.

Lauren Dobrin Klumak

Bronson Smillie

My engagement with the world of Fine Art began with a move from Calgary to Montreal in 2015, where I began to pursue a BFA at Concordia University in Studio Arts and Art History. Throughout my time in academia I was fortunate to work on many personal professional projects outside of the institution, including my own personal art-making practice, that have allowed me to round out my experiences within the field.

My engagement with the world of Fine Art began with a move from Calgary to Montreal in 2015, where I began to pursue a BFA at Concordia University in Studio Arts and Art History. Throughout my time in academia I was fortunate to work on many personal professional projects outside of the institution, including my own personal art-making practice, that have allowed me to round out my experiences within the field.

I have a particular interest in printmaking, design and archiving practices and have worked as the director of an annual Zine and Art Book fair since 2017 based in Calgary called We Are Not an Island. This past year I worked as the curator for the Visual Arts program of POP Montreal Festival, where I was able to build upon my network and knowledge as it pertains to the vibrant Fine Art sphere both locally and internationally. This engagement with the DIY and emerging arts communities has provided me a unique perspective through which to view the contemporary art landscape as well as a particular fondness for artists and their work.

I bring this penchant for arts communities and curation into my role as administrative assistant, where I am able to learn from the expertise of the RRFA team while engaging with the exciting projects brought forth by our clients.

Lauren Dobrin Klumak

Émilie Perring

I always fantasized about becoming an artist, but I didn’t find my true passion until I took my first Art History class at John Abbot College. From that first class I completely fell in love with the discipline and took a real interest in history, politics, aesthetics, and especially how art is at the center of momentous historical and social movements. I have been extremely fortunate to travel extensively in Europe and South America to experience much of the art I so admire.

I pursued my studies at McGill University, completing an Honours degree in Art History. While at McGill, I developed my writing and editing skills working with CANVAS, McGill’s undergraduate Art History and Communications journal. After graduation, I worked for a year in administration for a Montreal-based company in the arts sector, Piano Esmonde White, before returning to university to do my master’s degree at University College London. My dissertation was focused on French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix and the journals he kept during his six-month journey to North Africa in 1832.

Shortly after completing my master’s degree, I joined the team at Robin Rosenberg Fine Art. It has been a pleasure to immerse myself in the fast-paced, passionate world of private art dealing.