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.

 

108584 items
RIBA4275Einstein Tower, Potsdam

 
RIBA4276IG Metall building, Berlin

 
RIBA4277IG Metall building, Berlin: staircase and light fixture


RIBA4278IG Metall building, Berlin: inner courtyard

 
RIBA4279IG Metall building, Berlin: staircase and light fixture

 
RIBA4280Hoenheim park and ride station, Strasbourg


RIBA4281Hoenheim park and ride station, Strasbourg

 
RIBA4282Hoenheim park and ride station, Strasbourg

 
RIBA4283Hoenheim park and ride station, Strasbourg


RIBA4284Apartment building, Am Weissenhof 14-20, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: close-up of an entrance on the east side

 
RIBA4285Apartment building, Am Weissenhof 14-20, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: close-up an entrance on the east side

 
RIBA4286Apartment building, Am Weissenhof 14-20, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: oblique view from the street side


RIBA4287Apartment building, Am Weissenhof 14-20, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: the east (entrance) side

 
RIBA4288Row houses 28, 29, 30, Am Weissenhof, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: close-up of the entrance to one of the three houses

 
RIBA4289Row houses 28, 29, 30, Am Weissenhof, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: close-up of the entrance to one of the three houses


RIBA4290Row houses 28, 29, 30, Am Weissenhof, Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart: detail of the street entrance to one of the three houses

 
RIBA4291Bergisel ski jump, near Innsbruck: the pinnacle of the run and tower head

 
RIBA4292Bergisel ski jump, near Innsbruck


RIBA4293Bergisel ski jump, near Innsbruck

 
RIBA4294Bergisel ski jump, near Innsbruck: the underside of the run showing the supporting structure and the tower head

 
RIBA4295Stage of the Sossnoff Theater, Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson


RIBA4296Acoustic element in the Sossnoff Theater, Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

 
RIBA4297Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson

 
RIBA4298Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson