Dizzy!

Description:

This linoleum print with black ink on white paper was made by Peter Bodge in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1982. It is a portrait of American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917–1993) entitled Dizzy! Print number 10/10.

Peter Bodge is a jazz drummer, art teacher, and printmaker in Massachusetts. Bodge creates linoleum prints and other works on paper. His work most often features portraits, action shots semi-abstract interpretations of such famous jazz musicians, such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Elllngton , Count Basie and John Coltrane. In 1977, Bodge created a short animated film based on the life of Charlie Parker entitled Bird Lives!:

https://www.cambridgecollege.edu/bird-lives-film-peter-bodge

This print was featured on the 2002 poster for the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month.

https://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz/jazz-appreciation-month/jazz-appreciation-month-posters

Printing Date: 1982

Depicted: Gillespie, DizzyArtist: Bodge, Peter

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport

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Credit Line: Gift of Peter Bodge

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0025.03Catalog Number: 1989.0025.03Accession Number: 1989.0025

Object Name: print

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18 in x 24 in; x 45.72 cm x 60.96 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-3f7b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_606974

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