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.

 

107778 items
RIBA3397-55Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: unidentified mural, paint being poured into mould

 
RIBA3398-55Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: unidentified mural with bird motif

 
RIBA3399-55Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: unidentified mural on stairs


RIBA3400-55Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: unidentified mural

 
RIBA3401-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: unidentified mural: head and shoulders of a man

 
RIBA3402-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: white mural with animal and plant motif


RIBA3403-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: mural

 
RIBA3404-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: manufacture of a mural using a press

 
RIBA3405-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: children posing in front of the mural in situ


RIBA3406-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: mural

 
RIBA3407-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: detail of mural

 
RIBA3408-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area


RIBA3409-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: mural design being made from polystyrene

 
RIBA3410-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: polystyrene mock-up of a mural on a construction site

 
RIBA3411-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: detail of mural


RIBA3412-56Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: detail of mural

 
RIBA3413-57Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: mural with head/skull and bird motif

 
RIBA3414-57Napier House, Maddock Way, Walworth, London: mural


RIBA3415-57Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: mural

 
RIBA3416-57Artwork created for housing and other community facilities in the London area: mural in shopping centre

 
RIBA3417-57Alton West Estate, Roehampton, London, seen from Richmond Park


RIBA3418-57Model of St Mary-le-Strand, London, as executed

 
RIBA3419-57Euston Arch, Euston Station, London

 
RIBA3420-57Pretious Field, Northiam, East Sussex, designed for Victor Guiness: the entrance front