Lady Day

Lady Day

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This linoleum print with black ink on white paper was made by Peter Bodge in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1986. It is a portrait of jazz vocalist Billie Holiday (1915-1959) entitled Lady Day. Artist's proof B.

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 2003 poster for the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month.

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

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Date made
1986
depicted
Holiday, Billie
maker
Bodge, Peter
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
Measurements
overall: 20 1/2 in x 23 1/2 in; x 52.07 cm x 59.69 cm
ID Number
1989.0025.01
catalog number
1989.0025.01
accession number
1989.0025
Credit Line
Gift of Peter Bodge
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