Blair Buswell

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Blair Buswell
Born 1956
Residence Highland, Utah, United States
Education B.A. (1982)
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Occupation Sports sculptor

Blair Buswell (born 1956) is an American artist who specializes in sports sculptures. Buswell began his formal art training at Ricks College where he was the top art student. He subsequently transferred to Brigham Young University on an art scholarship where he also played as a running back for the Cougars football team. Graduating in 1982, Buswell found a marriage of his love for art and sports in sculpting. He has sculpted over 80 busts of all new Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees since 1983, including that of former BYU teammate Steve Young. He has also created the NFL Special Service Award as well as medallions for Super Bowls XIX, XX and XXI.

Buswell has sculpted a statue of Jack Nicklaus for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in Augusta, Georgia and another of basketball great Oscar Robertson for Cincinnati University. He sculpted the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the top college running back in the country. He has also sculpted the likes of Charlton Heston, Harold B. Lee, Thomas S. Monson, W.A. Criswell and San Carlos Borromeo.

A bronze statue of Coach John Wooden by Buswell was dedicated at the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion at UCLA on October 26, 2012. Buswell helped with the unveiling.


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