Specializing in San Francisco Bay Area Contemporary Art, Foster Gwin offers a very carefully selected collection of Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Painting from 1945 to1975. As a gallery in the secondary market, we are in a different situation than most dealers, and are not obligated to show a large body of work by any artist. We are thus free to pass on many examples in order to buy the top work of a particular artist. Foster Gwin has long attracted a clientele that want prime examples of Bay Area artists and we have helped to build the collections of many passionate private collectors.
While the art represents our major efforts we also have a top collection of European Antiques and Antiquities that you will find on our web site. Many of these are very successful in contemporary settings or in conjunction with our art.
Foster Gwin is easy to find and located in Jackson Square, one block from The Pyramid Building. This is San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood and we occupy Historical Landmark #11, Hotaling Stables. Foster Gwin has been a long standing member in C.I.N.O.A., and the Art and Antiques Dealers League of America. We take great pleasure in offering a very welcoming and relaxed environment. We look forward to your visit.