The Annette Burgess Award

Annette S. Burgess

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Annette Smith Burgess came to Johns Hopkins in 1923 and studied with the founding director of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Max Brödel for three years. Under his rigorous tutelage, she perfected her technique to become one of his greatest pupils. In 1926 at the behest of Dr. William H. Wilmer, she became a full-time Ophthalmic Illustrator with the Wilmer Institute.

Annette Brugess painted and drew practically all of the illustrations that appeared in the various medical publications of the Wilmer Institute. She became the foremost painter of the ocular fundus and also a world-renowned ophthalmic artist. Annette Burgess’ work was marked by her accuracy of observation, her meticulous attention to detail, her absolute honesty in depicting pathological lesions, and her uncompromising refusal to include any lesion not actually present in the particular eye under examination. Her honesty, integrity, and loyalty were highly regarded by her colleagues, admirers, and friends. She served the Institute unti1 her retirement in 1962.

The Award

The Annette S. Burgess Award recognizes the outstanding quality of scientific and artistic scholarship in Ophthalmological Illustration and is awarded in honor of Annette S. Burgess, the first medical illustrator for the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute.

The Recipients

Diane Kaufman Abeloff – 1967

Dianne Stanley – 1970

Perrin Sparks – 1971

Sheila Ford – 1972
David Purnell – 1972

Katharine Payne – 1973
Fred Anderson – 1973

Leslie Arwin – 1974
Barbara Gould – 1974
Timothy Hengst – 1974

Daniel Beisel – 1977
Lois Liebman – 1977

Michael Carroll – 1978

Anne B. Greene – 1979
Mark Lefkowitz – 1979

Lynn Klein – 1980
Nadine Sokol – 1980

Katherine Powell – 1981

Carmella Clifford – 1982
Michael Leonard – 1982

Brent A. Bauer – 1983
Bradley Smith – 1983

James Millerick – 1984
Charlotte Bauer – 1984

Kathy Middleton – 1985

Corinne Sandone – 1986
Timothy Vojt – 1986

Mary Thomas Ziegler – 1988

Bert S. Oppenheim – 1989

Mark S. Wieber – 1992

Jessica Buchman – 1994
Beth Croce – 1994

Daphne Orlando – 1995

John Dorn – 1996
Quade Paul – 1996

Rachel Bedno Robinson – 1997
Graham Johnson – 1997

David Blum – 2000
Joanne Haderer – 2000
Cassio Lynm – 2000
Daniel Müller – 2000
Kenneth Probst – 2000

Bang Wong – 2001