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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RIBA4323Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 
RIBA4324Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

 
RIBA4325Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge


RIBA4326Centennial Hall, Wroclaw

 
RIBA4327Centennial Hall, Wroclaw

 
RIBA4328Centennial Hall, Wroclaw


RIBA4329Centennial Hall, Wroclaw

 
RIBA4330Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago

 
RIBA4331Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago


RIBA4332Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago

 
RIBA4333Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, at night

 
RIBA4334Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: window seat in an office in the MSP Building


RIBA4335Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: Debating Chamber

 
RIBA4336Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: Tower 2

 
RIBA4337Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: Garden Lobby


RIBA4338Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh: MSP Building

 
RIBA4339Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

 
RIBA4340Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the auditorium


RIBA4341Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the auditorium seen from circle left

 
RIBA4342Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the auditorium seen from the proscenium

 
RIBA4343Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: Diversions studio stage


RIBA4344Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

 
RIBA4345Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the inscription Creu Gwir Fel Gwydr O Ffwrnais Awen/In These Stones Horizons Sing over the entrance

 
RIBA4346Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff