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Collier Gwin biography: 13 things about San Francisco, California art dealer

Shannon Collier Gwin is a white man from San Francisco, California, United States. Aside from San Francisco, he has lived in other parts of California including San Anselmo.

Gwin is Dr. Shannon Horace Gwin and Lucille “Luci” Pieper Gwin‘s son. Shannon and Luci have three other children namely Hannah Gwin Munden, Marshall Allen Gwin and David Kelly Gwin.

Collier previously lived in Portland, Oregon, USA. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He is 2 years older than his wife Victoria Foster Gwin.
  2. In 1977, he moved to San Francisco.
  3. In 1984, he opened Foster-Gwin Art and Antiques on Hotaling Place in Jackson Square in San Francisco. On July 1, 1987, it was filed as a California stock corporation and it became an art gallery called Foster-Gwin Inc. Among his clients were Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Reilly, David Rockefeller, Diana Knowles, Dodie Rosekrans, Dolph Andrews, Ichiro Suzuki, Gregg Popovich and Joe Lacob.
  4. In 1992, he bought his first painting from Wayne Thiebaud‘s son Paul Thiebaud.
  5. On February 7, 1996, he and Victoria hosted a preview of period jewelry at the Foster-Gwin gallery on Hotaling Place in San Francisco.
  6. In 2000, his brother Marshall died at age 46.
  7. On February 23, 2007, his father died at age 87.
  8. In 2008, he and Victoria decided to remodel their Jackson Square shop and build a new apartment on top of the Foster-Gwin gallery.
  9. On September 18, 2009, he filed a family-marriage dissolution/divorce lawsuit against Victoria.
  10. On September 16, 2015, his mother passed away at age 88.
  11. On August 3, 2016, he filed a petition for dissolution without children case against Victoria.
  12. At around 6:00 a.m. on January 9, 2023, Brioche Bakery co-owner Edson Garcia recorded a video of him spraying an unhoused woman with a hose near the Foster-Gwin gallery. He apologized after the video went viral.
  13. He was 71 years old when San Francisco Police Department officers arrested him shortly after 4:00 p.m. on January 18, 2023 near the Foster-Gwin gallery for misdemeanor battery in connection with him spraying an unhoused woman with a hose on January 9, 2023. If convicted, he faces up to six months in county jail and a $2,000 fine.
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    • He did the assault on the 9th, was arrested on the 18th. Where they do that at? If there was no video, he would have never been arrested because he’s a white man, assaulting a black homeless woman. No proof needed, if the guy was black because we are all deemed criminals in they’re eyes by all the lies that were told since the beginning of time. Look at your history. We never bothered anybody. Where do you see that we terrorized or took over lands and killed innocent black people for their land and riches. It’s a known fact that white people are the savages that destroyed what they couldn’t understand and felt they had the right to take what is not theirs. Trying to erase us from history and now the truth is out there and y’all can’t handle it so yeah, its about the race, from here on out, it will always about race, until we get back what is ours! And treat us like we are supposed to be treated.

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  1. He is a despicable human being and I’m glad his ass is now booked in Jail! I would NEVER step into this gallery, EVER!!!

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  2. He did the assault on the 9th, was arrested on the 18th. Where they do that at? If there was no video, he would have never been arrested because he’s a white man, assaulting a black homeless woman. No proof needed, if the guy was black because we are all deemed criminals in they’re eyes by all the lies that were told since the beginning of time. Look at your history. We never bothered anybody. Where do you see that we terrorized or took over lands and killed innocent black people for their land and riches. It’s a known fact that white people are the savages that destroyed what they couldn’t understand and felt they had the right to take what is not theirs. Trying to erase us from history and now the truth is out there and y’all can’t handle it so yeah, its about the race, from here on out, it will always about race, until we get back what is ours! And treat us like we are supposed to be treated.

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