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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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Object Name
date made
Gillespie, Dizzy
Bodge, Peter
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 18 in x 24 in; x 45.72 cm x 60.96 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Peter Bodge
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