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.

 

103356 items
RIBA8400William Lisle Bowles's vicarage and gardens, now Bremhill Court, Bremhill, Wiltshire: garden vase

 
RIBA8402William Lisle Bowles's vicarage and gardens, now Bremhill Court, Bremhill, Wiltshire: the fountain

 
RIBA8398William Lisle Bowles's vicarage and gardens, now Bremhill Court, Bremhill, Wiltshire: the gothic seat on the terrace above the ha-ha


RIBA8399William Lisle Bowles's vicarage and gardens, now Bremhill Court, Bremhill, Wiltshire: the memorial urn to Henry Bowles

 
RIBA8397William Lisle Bowles's vicarage and gardens, now Bremhill Court, Bremhill, Wiltshire: the obelisk

 
RIBA8395William Lisle Bowles's vicarage and gardens, now Bremhill Court, Bremhill, Wiltshire: turret


RIBA8396William Lisle Bowles's vicarage and gardens, now Bremhill Court, Bremhill, Wiltshire: view from the house towards the ha-ha

 
RIBA5873William Morris

 
RIBA82332William Newton


RIBA5875William Richard Lethaby

 
RIBA62951William Rowlett Hall of Residence, Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University), Mill Lane, Leicester, seen from the canal

 
RIBA62953William Rowlett Hall of Residence, Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University), Mill Lane, Leicester: canalside terraces


RIBA62952William Rowlett Hall of Residence, Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University), Mill Lane, Leicester: canalside view from the road bridge

 
RIBA62950William Rowlett Hall of Residence, Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University), Mill Lane, Leicester: part of the street frontage

 
RIBA62954William Rowlett Hall of Residence, Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University), Mill Lane, Leicester: roofscape


RIBA62949William Rowlett Hall of Residence, Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University), Mill Lane, Leicester: the entrance area from the street

 
RIBA51164William Rowntree's tea room, Scarborough, North Yorkshire: a chair

 
RIBA60187William Rowntree's tea room, Scarborough, North Yorkshire: a corner of the tea room showing leather-panelled walls


RIBA60189William Rowntree's tea room, Scarborough, North Yorkshire: an armchair

 
RIBA60188William Rowntree's tea room, Scarborough, North Yorkshire: the stone fireplace

 
RIBA76622William Temple School, Sharoe Green, Preston, Lancashire


RIBA76623William Temple School, Sharoe Green, Preston, Lancashire

 
RIBA76615William Temple School, Sharoe Green, Preston, Lancashire

 
RIBA76616William Temple School, Sharoe Green, Preston, Lancashire