Anne-Katrin Purkiss

Portraits of architects

Within the RIBA Collections there are many portraits not only of architects but artists, personalities and workers. Nearly 1300 portraits are available on RIBApix, largely as photographs or paintings, but sometimes as caricatures or cartoons.

Complimenting this collection we are very pleased to announce the addition of a number of photographic portraits of architects taken by the photographer Anne-Katrin Purkiss. Her collection of British portraits spans more than thirty years, featuring people who inspire through their work and their ideas. As a personal interest, she documents people in the context of their environment and their occupations. Her work with architects includes documenting the restoration of artists’ homes and studios such as the Watts Gallery near Guildford and the conservation of Sandycombe Lodge, J. M. W. Turner’s house in Twickenham. She has also worked with Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury in their bid to develop a national centre for Thomas Gainsborough in the artist’s birthplace.

Anne-Katrin Purkiss was born in Chemnitz, Germany, and graduated from Leipzig University with a degree in Journalism and Photography. She worked for an advertising agency before moving to England in 1984. After four years at the London bureau of Associated Press, she became a freelance photographer. Her commissions include regular work for museums and galleries and government agencies. She now works as an independent photographer, primarily in England, with a special interest in the arts and the environment.

To see more of Anne-Katrin Purkiss’ work on RIBApix click here.

 

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Clothes lines, Glencaple, near DumfriesRIBA10714

 
37 Bidston Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, Merseyside: the dining roomRIBA3727

 
Alexander Fleming House, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, LondonRIBA2518-9


Alton East Estate, Roehampton, London: view of the staggered terrace of houses with twelve-storey point blocks in the backgroundRIBA34554

 
Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: Lynn Chadwick's sculpture 'The Watchers' with the point blocks beyondRIBA59327

 
Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London: the staggered line of old people's cottagesRIBA4620


Battersea 'A' Power Station, London, by nightRIBA2478

 
Berthold Lubetkin in top hat beside caryatid at the entrance to Highpoint Two, North Hill, Highgate, LondonRIBA2902-26

 
Black & White Milk Bar, Gray's Inn Road, London, at nightRIBA2561-10


Breves Lalique Galleries, Bond Street, LondonRIBA5151

 
Christ Church, Spitalfields, London, seen from Brushfield StreetRIBA3722

 
Decimus BurtonRIBA3643-71


Design for a poster for the Central Liquor Control Board entitled 'Use and Beauty' to decorate a pub or canteen, possibly in the Carlisle areaRIBA4081

 
Design for a proposed new front for the North Briton public house, 10 New North Road, Hoxton, LondonRIBA21225

 
Design for a wallpaper entitled 'The Callum'RIBA4113


Design for Bromley Hall School for children with physical disabilities, Bromley Hall Road, Tower Hamlets, LondonRIBA20216

 
Design for Calverley Grange (now Pembury Grange), Sandown Park, Pembury, Kent: elevation, for Neville WardRIBA29448

 
Design for Frinton Park Estate, Frinton-on-Sea, EssexRIBA4022


Design for Gatwick Airport: ground floor plan of the terminal building known as 'The Beehive'RIBA36739

 
Design for the Brook Street Hill Garden Village, Brentwood, Essex, for Homesteads Ltd.: plan with perspective details showing examples of proposed housesRIBA36537

 
Design for the interior decoration of the Chapel of St Joseph, Oratory of St Philip Neri, Brompton Road, Kensington, LondonRIBA4033


Designs for Broadleys (now Windermere Motor Boat Club), Gillhead, near Cartmel Fell, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, for Arthur Currer Briggs: perspective of terrace front with inset floor plansRIBA3087-37

 
Dreamland, Margate, KentRIBA3309-51

 
Eames House, 206 Chautauqua Way, Pacific Palisades, Los AngelesRIBA3440-58


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