The sculptures is Artis Lane, an exceptional and recognized artist that has created many works all over the United States and Canada. Her most recent work can be viewed in the Nation’s Capitol, a large bust of Sojourner Truth. For more of her work please visit

We are blessed to have her here in Los Angeles where she resides. She has graciously accepted the commission to create a bust for our noted historian here in L.A. Mr. Hartsfield is 92 years old and continues to devote 12 hours a week volunteering at the African American Firefighter Museum. As an LAFD Firefighter in the 1050’s he led the integration of the Fire Dept from the Black Firefighters stand point. Mr. Hartsfield holds a Law Degree from U.S.C. and a B.A. in Economics.

The unveiling will take place sometime in August. All are invited to come. Stay tuned for more info.

Alisa Adona Artis Lane Studio ManagerĀ 

Artis Lane (L) , Arnett Hartsfield and Mrs. Jeanne Hartsfield. Photo By Joe Shalmoni (C) 2011, All Rights Reserved.

Captain Burton and Fire Chief Osby

Mr.Hartsfield is pictured with his wife to his right, followed by LAFD Fire Commission President Genethia Hudley-Hayes, behind her is LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, behind Arnett is AAFF Museum President LA County Fire Capt Brent Burton.