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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RIBA520321 Stanhope Place, London: fountain in the dining room

 
RIBA523591 Stanhope Place, London: the double L-shaped drawing room

 
RIBA520301 Stanhope Place, London: the drawing room


RIBA476371, 2 and 3 Rectory Lane scheduled for demolition, Letcombe Bassett, Wantage, Oxfordshire

 
RIBA1069571:250 scale model of the proposed Mansion House Square scheme, City of London

 
RIBA1069831:250 scale model of the proposed Mansion House Square scheme, City of London


RIBA9230310 and 11 Lansdown Crescent, Bath

 
RIBA1091410 and 12 Palace Court, Bayswater, London

 
RIBA7406610 Blackheath Park, London: a corridor


RIBA1856210 Blackheath Park, London: close-up of the steps leading from the terrace down to the garden

 
RIBA1528310 Blackheath Park, London: the entrance facade

 
RIBA2871-2410 Blackheath Park, London: the entrance facade


RIBA2875-2510 Blackheath Park, London: the entrance facade

 
RIBA7406510 Blackheath Park, London: the front elevation

 
RIBA1856110 Blackheath Park, London: the garden elevation


RIBA2881510 Blackheath Park, London: the garden elevation

 
RIBA7406110 Blackheath Park, London: the living room overlooking the garden

 
RIBA7406210 Blackheath Park, London: the living room seen from the hall


RIBA1856310 Blackheath Park, London: the living room seen from the hall

 
RIBA5161810 Blackheath Park, London: the main entrance

 
RIBA7406010 Blackheath Park, London: the rear staircase


RIBA7406410 Blackheath Park, London: the staircase

 
RIBA1573510 Blackheath Park, London: the stepped entrance

 
RIBA7406310 Blackheath Park, London: view towards the dining room


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