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.

 

108684 items
RIBA3518-62Penguin Pool, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London

 
RIBA3519-62Philharmonie, Berlin

 
RIBA3520-62Torre Velasca, Milan


RIBA3523-62State Library, Berlin: entrance area and staircase up to reading room

 
RIBA3526-63Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), Istanbul

 
RIBA3527-63View of roofs with wind towers ('badgirs') in Yazd


RIBA3528-63Central shopping precinct, Coventry

 
RIBA3530-63Cafe de Unie, Rotterdam

 
RIBA3531-63Houses, Erasmuslaan, Utrecht


RIBA3532-63Housing on Justus van Effenstraat, Rotterdam

 
RIBA3533-63Town Hall, Hilversum

 
RIBA3534-63Town Hall, Hilversum


RIBA3535-63Town Hall, Hilversum

 
RIBA3536-63Sun House, Frognal Way, Hampstead, London

 
RIBA3537-63Richmond Riverside, Hill Street and Bridge Street, Richmond upon Thames, London


RIBA3538-63Van Nelle factory, Rotterdam

 
RIBA3539-63Van Nelle factory, Rotterdam

 
RIBA3540-64Van Nelle factory, Rotterdam


RIBA3541-64Zonnestraal Sanatorium, Hilversum

 
RIBA3542-64Zonnestraal Sanatorium, Hilversum

 
RIBA3543-64Zonnestraal Sanatorium, Hilversum


RIBA3544-64Open-air school, Cliostraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3545-64Open-air school, Cliostraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3546-64Open-air school, Cliostraat, Amsterdam