Specializing in San Francisco Bay Area Contemporary Art and Period Antiques, Foster-Gwin offers a collection that has been carefully edited with an eye to outstanding design, originality, proportion, and color. The gallery is housed in its own historic mid-19th century stables located in Jackson Square, San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood.
Foster Gwin mixes Ancient and Contemporary Art and shows the important influence of the early artists with the contemporary ones. Concentrating on Bay Area Art the gallery has put together a large an outstanding collection from 1945 to 1975. The emphasis is on Abstract Expressionism Art (AbEx) and Foster Gwin shows art that reflects the major contribution San Francisco Artists made to this first specifically American Art movement. The international influence of Abstract Expressionism made New York the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Many of the SF artists shown in the gallery were exhibiting in both San Francisco and New York and these artists offer an opportunity to collect great art in a much less expensive price range than the New York school. Foster-Gwi takes great pleasure in helping to build the collections of passionate private collectors. A long-standing member in C.I.N.O.A., the Art and Antiques Dealers League of America, and the Antiques Dealers Association of California, Foster-Gwin exhibits at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show and the Winter Antiques Show in New York.