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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RIBA60351 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London

 
RIBA156561 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London: the entrance hall

 
RIBA1019831 Boulevard Charles V, Nancy


RIBA279821 Bridge Street, The Cross, Chester, Cheshire

 
RIBA523511 Broad Street, Stamford

 
RIBA83801 Chester Gate, Regent's Park, London: leather screen painted by Mary Adshead


RIBA83771 Chester Gate, Regent's Park, London: papier-mache tray painted by Mary Adshead

 
RIBA83791 Chester Gate, Regent's Park, London: screen painted by Mary Adshead

 
RIBA702071 Coleman Street, City of London


RIBA702081 Coleman Street, City of London

 
RIBA702031 Coleman Street, City of London, at dusk

 
RIBA702041 Coleman Street, City of London, at dusk


RIBA702051 Coleman Street, City of London, at dusk

 
RIBA702061 Coleman Street, City of London, at dusk

 
RIBA918751 Hare Court, Temple, City of London


RIBA1054941 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

 
RIBA248111 Kensington Palace Gardens, London: the dining room seen from the sitting room after conversion from the original late Victorian interiors

 
RIBA248101 Kensington Palace Gardens, London: the entrance hall after conversion from the original late Victorian interiors


RIBA178601 Kensington Palace Gardens, London: the west wall of the drawing room

 
RIBA473721 Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham

 
RIBA260641 Mount Lane, Chichester


RIBA182181 Mount Lane, Chichester: the south elevation and the garden

 
RIBA260631 Mount Lane, Chichester: view into the living room from the garden at dusk

 
RIBA935631 Penn Plaza, New York


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