Willie Tarver, of Wadley, made concrete gravemarkers in the mid-1960s before moving to large-scale concrete and metal figurative sculptures. Tarver's sense of humor is visible in works like Cap Lee #3, which melds the artist's features with those of Robert E. Lee.
Willie Tarver (b. 1932), Cap Lee #3 (1990).
Collection of the Telfair Museum of Art
Courtesy of Telfair Museums, Savannah