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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RIBA137410All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of side aisle

 
RIBA137411All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of floor tiles and base of pier

 
RIBA137412All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the pulpit and lectern


RIBA137413All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking towards the wheel stair

 
RIBA137414All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: the altar

 
RIBA137415All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking towards the side aisle


RIBA137416All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of pews

 
RIBA137417All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: rood screen with 17th century gate

 
RIBA137418All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of pews


RIBA137419All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of floor tiles

 
RIBA137420All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking towards the wheel staircase

 
RIBA137421All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: side aisle


RIBA137422All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk: looking across the nave pews

 
RIBA137423All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk

 
RIBA137424All Saints Church, Icklingham, Suffolk


RIBA137600Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137601Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137602Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: looking towards the rood screen from the nave


RIBA137603Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137604Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137605Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of carved capitals


RIBA137606Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137607Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137608Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spourne Parclose screen