John Buist

Born: 1929

John Buist. Sculptor. Painter. Kingston, Ontario. Active late 20th century.

John Buist was a Guard at the Kingston penitentiary. When he retired he made painted sculptures in clay and wood of guards and prisoners as well as models of interiors of Kingston Penitentiary. His work is in private collections and the Penitentiary Museum in Kingston.

Ref: Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999).