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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RIBA4474Shops and apartments (formerly Palazzo Amoroso), Harnet Avenue / Mata Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4475Cinema Roma, Sematat Avenue / 171-4 Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4476Silicon Factory (formerly Agenzia Lancia), Tegadelti Street, Asmara


RIBA4477Shops and apartments, 176-9 Street / 176-2 Street, Asmara: the staircase

 
RIBA4478Capitol Cinema (formerly Cinema Augustus), Denden Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4479Ministry of Trade and Industry, Asmara


RIBA4480Shops and apartments in former Adua Square, Nafka Avenue / Keren Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4481Workshop and service station (formerly Fiat Tagliero service station), Mereb Street / Sematat Avenue, Asmara

 
RIBA4482Residence of the Italian Ambassador (formerly Viceroy's residence), Villa Quarter, Asmara


RIBA4483Staircase, Asmara

 
RIBA4484Catholic cathedral and Harnet Avenue, Asmara

 
RIBA4485Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: looking across the entrance hall towards the name indicator board


RIBA4486Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: the Bryanston Street elevation

 
RIBA4487Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: customers' lounge with public telephones and lifts

 
RIBA4488Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: detail of one of the spiral ramps


RIBA4489Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: the petrol station

 
RIBA4490Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: a typical floor

 
RIBA4491Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch, London: corner of a typical floor


RIBA4493Model of unexecuted project for the Department of Zoology, Oxford

 
RIBA4494Model of unexecuted project for the Department of Zoology, Oxford

 
RIBA4495Model of unexecuted project for the Department of Zoology, Oxford


RIBA4496Playing football, Avebury, WIltshire

 
RIBA4497Roadside advertising for Olivetti sales, Rome

 
RIBA4498Pirelli advertising along the Milan-Turin autostrada