- Description (Brief)
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!:
This print was featured on the 2003 poster for the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Date made
- Holiday, Billie
- Bodge, Peter
- place made
- United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
- overall: 20 1/2 in x 23 1/2 in; x 52.07 cm x 59.69 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Peter Bodge
- See more items in
- Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
- Music & Musical Instruments
- Popular Entertainment
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.