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.

 

109750 items
RIBA137729St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the hammerbeam roof with its alternating cambered tie beams and carved angels

 
RIBA137730St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the carved brackets of the hammerbeam roof

 
RIBA137731St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket


RIBA137732St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof brackets

 
RIBA137733St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof brackets

 
RIBA137734St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof brackets


RIBA137735St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof brackets

 
RIBA137736St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof brackets

 
RIBA137737St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure


RIBA137738St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure

 
RIBA137739St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure

 
RIBA137740St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure


RIBA137741St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure

 
RIBA137742St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure

 
RIBA137743St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure


RIBA137744St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figures

 
RIBA137745St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figures

 
RIBA137746St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figures


RIBA137747St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure

 
RIBA137748St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: carved roof brackets

 
RIBA137749St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket with figure


RIBA137750St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof brackets with figures

 
RIBA137751St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof brackets

 
RIBA137752St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved roof bracket