Brett barney here. CEo and Chief Collaborator

Brett Barney AFA Photographed by Michael Glock Ph.D 2021
Brett Barney AFA Photographed by Michael Glock Ph.D 2021

The mission of American Fine Arts Inc.

Collaborating with Artisans, Artists & Architects nationally and internationally

To Be A Better Foundry casting sculpture, fine art furniture and lighting with a complete start-to-finish service

Fabricating exact works of art, and specialty architectural materials

Engaging creative professionals in collaboration to advance the art form

At the core of all services we value:

Our Artisans, Sculptors, Architects, Designers, and the creative class.

Collaboration is the catalyst to innovation and aesthetic appreciation

Advancing Knowledge is fundamental to personal, professional and creative growth

Encouraging imagination, traditional arts, and the production of heritage works of art

Our History

Located in Southern California, American Fine Arts Foundry is one of America’s oldest and most revered fine art foundries, having produced some of the finest historical and contemporary sculptural work of the past 40 years. We have been the foundry of choice for important historical works such as the Leonardo da Vinci Horse and Rider, The Norman Rockwell Sculpture Collection, and the art deco sculptures of Erte, as well as many of the finest contemporary sculptors in America today including Richard MacDonald and Bill Mack. In 2002 Image Fine Art was purchased and now operates under the name American Fine Arts Foundry.

About Brett Barney, President

Brett Barney Photographed by Michael Glock Ph.D. 2021Brett Barney has had a diverse career working in both small and large businesses, giving him a blend of skills and experience that he draws upon regularly to lead American Fine Arts Foundry. He began his career in the late 80’s as a manufacture’s rep in the gift and collectibles business where he learned how to market and sell art and collectibles to the retail channel. With a desire to revitalize historic properties to their former glory, he took on the challenge to manage a boutique construction firm that focused on the rehabilitation of historically significant homes in downtown neighborhoods in Northern California. In this capacity Brett learned the ins and outs of operating a small business.

The next 15 years of Brett’s career were spent in Fortune 500 manufacturing companies where he learned leading edge manufacturing processes. During these assignments, Brett held positions in marketing, sales, and operations where he learned the detailed inner workings of world-class manufacturing operations.

In 2002 Brett met up with Flint Reisfelt, who was running American Fine Arts Foundry. Brett got involved to help Flint explore growth opportunities. In 2004 Brett signed on to become the President of the company with the goal of leading the company to its full potential as a key supplier to artists and art publishers who need a strong business partner to deliver consistent quality on a timely basis.

For a creative outlet, Brett enjoys designing furniture and dabbles in sculpting. While pursuing these passions, Brett has been closely connected to the art community. Over the years he has assisted many artists in the development of their business and establishing their work in the marketplace.

Brett holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. American Fine Arts Foundry provides world-class fine art foundry services for artists and art publishers at competitive prices. For more information about the fine art foundry services we provide, call us at 818-848-7593 or click here for our contact form.

More About Us

The AFA Hallmark + -

For clients that wish to have it, your sculpture can be marked with a small AFA stamp. AFA has come to mean the highest standard in fine bronze art reproduction and many collectors see this is a Hallmark of quality and seek it out on the sculpture they collect. The AFA Hallmark stands for

  • Tackling difficult technical art casting challenges
  • Maintaining integrity of the original sculpture
  • Fine detail reproduction
  • Professionalism
  • Service

Full Service Foundry: The Definition + -

Full service means more than “molds and castings”. Specializing entirely in fine art casting, American Fine Arts Foundry serves leading artists and art publishers around the world with the finest level bronze and stainless steel foundry services. We also help our clients achieve their business and marketing goals. We offer everything you need for producing and distributing your sculpture from mold making, casting, enlarging and reducing, patination, marketing, inventory and even drop shipping services.
Click the following links to learn more about American Fine Arts Foundry…

  • Inventory Stocking
  • Drop Shipping
  • Repair & Refinish Services
  • Digital Enlargement and reduction
  • Sculpture Services
  • Mold Making

Art Publishing + -

Are You Searching For An Art Foundry Who’s A Reliable Partner Providing Fast Turn-Around And Consistent Execution… At A Price Point That Provides You Optimized Profitability? Check it here

Finished Work + -

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With AFA you can cast any size work from tabletop size to monumental. We consistently produce editions of more than 300 pieces while at the same time handling life-size to monumental sculpture. AFA is the business partner of choice for sculptors that need a professional experience and fine-art quality castings delivered on time. The AFA reputation is built on years of providing the high quality workmanship required to consistently deliver large editions and programs. No other foundry can match AFA’s experience in managing the production of entire portfolios by so many artists.


If you stop and think about it, all art foundries utilize the same materials in the same process to convert your sculpture into bronze. So what makes one foundry different from another? It’s all about talent. With a team of artisans who average more than 25 years of art foundry experience, you can be sure that your details and textures will be exactingly reproduced while maintaining the integrity of your original sculpture. Our legacy is the accurate reproduction of fine detail and mastering each artist’s unique textures when chasing wax and metal. Once the metal is ready, we help our clients find that perfect patina for the newly created bronze sculpture. Our culture of attention to detail that comes from producing table-top sized sculptures is also how we finish your large work.



  • Our Artisans, Sculptors, Architects, Designers, and the creative class.
  • Collaboration is the catalyst to innovation and aesthetic appreciation
  • Advancing Knowledge is fundamental to personal, professional and creative growth
  • Encouraging imagination, traditional arts, and the production of heritage works of art

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