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
RIBA4299Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati: stairs

 
RIBA4300Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati: lobby

 
RIBA4301Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati


RIBA4302Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati: atrium

 
RIBA4303Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati

 
RIBA4304Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati


RIBA4305Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, at dusk

 
RIBA4306Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles: pre-concert area

 
RIBA4307Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles


RIBA4308Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

 
RIBA4309Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

 
RIBA4310Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles


RIBA4311Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

 
RIBA4312Housing, Solarcity, Linz

 
RIBA4313Housing, Solarcity, Linz


RIBA4314Housing, Solarcity, Linz

 
RIBA4315McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

 
RIBA4316McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago: broadband cafe


RIBA4317McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago: corridor

 
RIBA4318McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, at dusk

 
RIBA4319McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago: Mies entrance


RIBA4320Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 
RIBA4321Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 
RIBA4322Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge