Blair Buswell has always been fascinated with the human figure. He likes the challenge of capturing the gesture, mood, and expression of a person in thought, which brings a sense of life to his work. He has studied the skilled athlete in action and used his artistic talents to sculpt famous sports figures including Jack Nicklaus, Oscar Robertson, Doak Walker, and Paul “Bear” Bryant. He is also well known for his portraiture, and since 1983 has sculpted more than 96 busts of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Buswell enjoys sculpting a wide variety of subject matter in a range of sizes. His pieces are displayed in museums, private collections, college campuses, sports complexes and fine art galleries nationwide. In Oklahoma City you can see two of his monuments: Mickey Mantle at Bricktown Ballpark and Charlton Heston at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
A member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group, Buswell is also a fellow and board member in the National Sculpture Society and serves by appointment from the governor on the board of the Utah Arts Council.