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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RIBA4347Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

 
RIBA4348Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the bar area

 
RIBA4349Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the foyer


RIBA4350Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the ticket desk / reception area

 
RIBA4351Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: a rehearsal space

 
RIBA4352Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: lighting grid over a studio space


RIBA4353Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: a rehearsal space

 
RIBA4354Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the scenery street

 
RIBA4355Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: detail of the lettering and fenestration of the entrance dome seen from the bar area


RIBA4356Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: south concourse of the foyer

 
RIBA4357Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: the Urdd Hall

 
RIBA4358Sir Hugh Casson


RIBA4359Apollo Pavilion, Sunny Blunts Estate, Peterlee

 
RIBA4361Little Chef restaurant (now The Garden Cafe), Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London

 
RIBA4362Little Chef restaurant (now The Garden Cafe), Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London: one of the service bars


RIBA4363Little Chef restaurant (now The Garden Cafe), Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London: the dining area

 
RIBA4364Little Chef restaurant (now The Garden Cafe), Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London; one of the hexangonal glazed dining areas

 
RIBA4365Little Chef restaurant (now The Garden Cafe), Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London: the dining area


RIBA4366Little Chef restaurant (now The Garden Cafe), Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, seen from the pathway to the Inner Circle

 
RIBA4367Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London

 
RIBA4368Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London


RIBA4370Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe, City of London: detail of the harlequin-patterned glass facade

 
RIBA4371Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe, City of London: close-up of the pinnacle

 
RIBA4372NatWest Media Centre, Lord's Cricket Ground, London: window detail