When I asked Deon Duncan in her Artist Interview which sport artist to check out she was very clear it had to be Blair Buswell. THE BEST traditional sculptor of athletes! So of course I did. And she did not lie, Blair Buswell is a living legend sculptor!
Blair has always been fascinated with the human figure. He has studied the skilled athlete in action and has used his artistic talents to sculpt the most famous sports figures of our day, including Jack Nicklaus, Oscar Robertson, Doak Walker, and Paul “Bear” Bryant.
He is maybe best known for his athlete
portraiture and since 1983 has sculpted more than 68 busts of the inductees of the Pro Football Hall of Fame! His dreamjob he said in an interview ones! Blair was honored in 1990 as the Sport Artist of the Year by the United States Sports Academy; the first sculptor ever to be honoured!
See some of his best known works here, but definitely visit his website for more of his work and more on this sculpting inspiration to many!