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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RIBA137705St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the south entrance porch overlooking the churchyard

 
RIBA137706St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the west tower and south entrance porch

 
RIBA137707St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the west tower and south entrance porch


RIBA137708St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the west tower and entrance

 
RIBA137709St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the south porch, seen from the west

 
RIBA137710St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the west entrance tower


RIBA137711St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the north entrance porch

 
RIBA137712St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the west tower and north chapel

 
RIBA137713St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the north elevation


RIBA137714St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the vaulting on the ground floor of the north porch, seen from below

 
RIBA137715St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the north entrance door

 
RIBA137716St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the door of the north entrance porch


RIBA137717St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved woodwork on the north entrance door

 
RIBA137718St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the fan vaulting in the ground floor of the west tower

 
RIBA137719St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of fan vaulting in the ground floor of the west tower


RIBA137720St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of fan vaulting in the ground floor of the west tower

 
RIBA137721St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of fan vaulting in the ground floor of the west tower

 
RIBA137722St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the hammerbeam roof with its carved angels


RIBA137723St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the hammerbeam roof with its carved angels

 
RIBA137724St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the hammerbeam roof with its carved angels

 
RIBA137725St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the hammerbeam roof with its carved angels


RIBA137726St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the hammerbeam roof with its carved angels

 
RIBA137727St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: the east window with 19th century stained glass

 
RIBA137728St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: the hammerbeam roof with its alternating cambered tie beams and carved angels