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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RIBA2756-20Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London

 
RIBA2757-20Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London

 
RIBA2758-20Balfron Tower, Rowlett Street, Poplar, London


RIBA2759-20Camelot Street Estate flanking the Old Kent Road, London

 
RIBA2760-20Housing constructed using the YDG (Yorkshire Development Group) system

 
RIBA2762-20Lloyd's building, Lime Street, City of London, seen from the west


RIBA2763-20Lloyd's building, Lime Street, City of London, seen from the north-east

 
RIBA2764-20Extension to School of Architecture, Scroope Terrace, Cambridge

 
RIBA2765-20The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: Four Per Cent (later Old Dividend) Office


RIBA2766-20The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: looking towards the Four Per Cent (later Old Dividend) Office from the entrance lobby

 
RIBA2767-20The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: the entrance lobby to the Four Per Cent (later Old Dividend) Office

 
RIBA2768-20Berthold Lubetkin


RIBA2770-20Weymede, Parvis Road, Byfleet, Surrey: an end of terrace house

 
RIBA2771-20The Hall, Blackheath, London: Hall 2

 
RIBA2772-20The Cedars, Teddington, London


RIBA2773-20Westrow, Westleigh Avenue, Putney, London

 
RIBA2774-20Barbican estate, City of London: full-scale mock-up of kitchen

 
RIBA2775-20Tom Collins House, Byker housing redevelopment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


RIBA2776-20Habitat flat, Expo '67, Montreal

 
RIBA2778-20Highpoint Two, North Hill, Highgate, London: staircase in duplex flat

 
RIBA2779-20Highpoint Two, North Hill, Highgate, London: garden facade


RIBA2781-21One Canada Square and 20 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf with, in front, Heron Quays, London

 
RIBA2782-21Soviet Pavilion, Exposition Internationale des Arts et des Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris 1937: close-up of 'Labourer and Kolkhoz Woman' by Vera Mukhina

 
RIBA2783-21Richard Rogers