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John B. Buswell

(John) Blair Buswell was born in North Ogden, Utah in 1956. He is a sculptor known for realistic figurative bronzes celebrating sports heroes and western subjects. He lives in Provo, Utah.

Buswell studied under Dallas Anderson at Brigham Young University. Sculptor Ed Fraughton's technique and academic realism also influenced Buswell's work. As an avid athlete, Buswell captures the intensity and motion of each athletic moment.

Currently working for the Professional Football Hall of Fame, Buswell sculpts portrait busts of new inductees.  How Many More . . . (1998), a bronze cast, is an example of his work. Danny Ainge (1981), a bronze, was a purchase from the spring salon at the Springville Museum of Art.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah

(John) Blair Buswell (1956- ), of Highland, Utah, is a sculptor known for his realistic figurative bronzes celebrating sports heroes and western subjects, along with portrait busts for the Professional Football Hall of Fame. He showed a bronze portrait of Bill Snow at the Utah Arts Council's Utah '96 exhibition held in the Springville Museum of Art.

For more information on the artist contact: buswellbronze@sisna.com

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah

Books

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, Donna Poulton and Janie L. Rogers. 150 Year Survey Utah Art & Artists. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibb Smith, 2002.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Painting and Sculpture. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1997.

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