I was reading the TGIF section of yesterday's paper, and the main article was about George Segal. I had heard of him before, but I never really looked into his art.
Segal (1924-200) constructed sculptures from plaster and put them into various scenes that he found suitable. Each statue seemed melancholic, representing the emotional and trying times of the Great Depression. The lifeless, sad forms were his signature.
If you haven't heard of him, here's a couple pictures of his artwork:
**Photos compliment of Flickr