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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RIBA137609Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spourne Parclose screen

 
RIBA137610Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: the rood screen

 
RIBA137611Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: the Spring Parclose screen


RIBA137612Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: the rood screen from the nave

 
RIBA137613Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: looking towards the Spourne Parclose from the nave

 
RIBA137614Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: the rood screen from the choir


RIBA137615Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: the choir stalls

 
RIBA137616Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of misericord, two pelicans pecking a man's head

 
RIBA137617Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of misericord, a jester


RIBA137618Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of misericord showing muscians, one using tongs as a bow

 
RIBA137619Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of misericord, a pelican and her young

 
RIBA137620Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of misericord, a man playing a pig as bagpipes


RIBA137621Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of floor tomb

 
RIBA137622Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of crocket on choir stall

 
RIBA137623Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of carving on the Spourne Parclose screen


RIBA137624Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved stonework in the nave

 
RIBA137625Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spring Parclose screen

 
RIBA137626Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of carved woodwork on the Spring Parclose screen


RIBA137627Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spring Parclose screen

 
RIBA137628Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spring Parclose screen, putti holding a shield

 
RIBA137629Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spring Parclose screen


RIBA137630Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spring Parclose screen with the figure of St Katherine (1906-1907 by Harry Hems)

 
RIBA137631Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spring Parclose screen

 
RIBA137632Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lavenham, Suffolk: detail of the carved woodwork on the Spring Parclose screen