John McAslan

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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RIBA2391813 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London: view of the roof terrace looking into the studio

 
RIBA2392313 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London: view through the French windows from the dining area into the garden

 
RIBA9927113 Fenchurch Avenue and Fen Court, City of London: perspective


RIBA5757613 Highbury Terrace Mews, Islington, London: the garden elevation

 
RIBA293521-3 Long Row and 3-9 Clumber Street (Market Place), Nottingham: design for shops and offices

 
RIBA916381-3 Minster Court, York


RIBA8853313 Nursery units, Crowther Industrial Estate, Washington, County Durham

 
RIBA8853013 Nursery units, Crowther Industrial Estate, Washington, County Durham

 
RIBA8853113 Nursery units, Crowther Industrial Estate, Washington, County Durham


RIBA8852813 Nursery units, Crowther Industrial Estate, Washington, County Durham

 
RIBA8853213 Nursery units, Crowther Industrial Estate, Washington, County Durham

 
RIBA8852913 Nursery units, Crowther Industrial Estate, Washington, County Durham


RIBA465091-3 Willow Road, Hampstead, London: the garden front

 
RIBA85581-3 Willow Road, Hampstead, London: the garden front under construction

 
RIBA3394-551-3 Willow Road, Hampstead, London: the street facade


RIBA85601-3 Willow Road, Hampstead, London: the street front under construction

 
RIBA166541-3 Willow Road, Hampstead, London: the street front under construction

 
RIBA5571413-14 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London


RIBA1796913-15 Sollershott West, Letchworth Garden City

 
RIBA49721132 Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood, London

 
RIBA5577613-24 Winsor Terrace, Stepney, London


RIBA41106133 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia

 
RIBA7775133-153 Regent Street, London

 
RIBA101455134 rue de Courcelles, Paris


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