Our Philosophy:
Bronson Fine Arts is a different kind of company; we see the world in terms of what makes it more beautiful. This could be a remarkable antique sculpture. This could be a rare Picasso. Beautiful could also take shape in an exquisite frame that brings an artwork's full beauty to light. In the world of business, beautiful often means creating strong, trusting, and meaningful relationships with every client and colleague you work with.

We want to help make your world more beautiful by providing exacting art consulting expertise, sophisticated artwork and impeccable personal service…things we have delivered to worldwide clients for over 20 years.

Mark Bronson: Owner
As his parents amassed one of America's most important private collections of African Tribal Art, Mark's boyhood home in Los Angeles was not only pervaded by their passion but witness to a constant parade of scholars, dealers, and collectors; and he grew up seeking every opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into what would become his life's work. In his early 20s he represented the family at openings and lectures when The Bronson Collection of African Art went on a nationwide museum tour. He earned his Master's Degree in Art History with a specialty in 20th-Century Art at the University of Virginia where he catalogued its African Art collection at the Bayley Museum and lectured on Tribal and African Art. He interned at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art under the aegis of Director Emeritus Warren Robbins.

He began his paying career as manager and principal buyer of Inuit Art for the Franz Bader Gallery, the oldest, most respected dealer in Contemporary and Modern Art in the nation's capital. Returning to Los Angeles to pursue his PhD at UCLA, he became manager of the Barakat Gallery of Beverly Hills in 1983, one of the world's foremost dealers in Middle Eastern antiquities. In 1985 he became manager of the Royal Athena Gallery in Beverly Hills, the world's premier dealer in Ancient Art. Here he met assistant director and restorer, John Rollins, and in 1986 they opened their own Beverly Hills gallery, Bronson Rollins & Associates, specializing in 19th- and Early 20th-Century American and European paintings, Greek and Roman antiquities, and African Tribal Art, with an on-site state-of-the-art restoration facility.

The partners concluded their business relationship in 1989 whereupon Mark founded Bronson Fine Arts. Locating it in Santa Monica, here he continued to grow his reputation for connoisseurship and ability to track down internationally prized works in public and private hands. In 1990 he purchased Fidelity Arts of Los Angeles, a contemporary decorative-art firm, and redirected its vision to offer a more engaging and impactful level of aesthetic to high-end residential and corporate clients. In 1995 while in the midst of several large hospitality-industry projects, Fidelity Arts became the exclusive art consultant to Princess Cruises, acquiring and installing multi-million-dollar permanent collections, major decorative public-space elements, and stateroom art both on new ships and refits. In 1997 Bronson was asked by Princess to develop and launch a fleet-wide art-auction program. Committed to providing passengers with unsurpassable variety, quality, and value, he helped create Princess Cruises Fine Arts—now Global Fine Arts—and built it into the on of the most successful and respected program of its kind in the cruise industry. Seeing the achievements on Princess, the Cunard line has engaged the services of Fidelity Arts since 2006.

Between acquiring assiduously-evaluated, select pieces for both renowned and new collectors and overseeing a company that continues to raise the bar for artistic standards in commercial venues, the passion imbued in him at an early age is Mark Bronson's driving force, the desire to bring more beauty to the world his raison d'être.

Adria Cumonow: Associate