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