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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RIBA3572-66Eigen Haard housing, Zaanstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3573-66Eigen Haard housing, Zaanstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3574-66Eigen Haard housing, Hembrugstraat, Amsterdam


RIBA3575-66Model of the terminal building known as 'The Beehive', Gatwick Airport

 
RIBA3576-66Centrepoint, 101 New Oxford Street, London, seen from St Giles High Street

 
RIBA3577-66Post office and Eigen Haard housing, Zaanstraat, Amsterdam


RIBA3578-66Eigen Haard housing, Spaarndammerplantsoen, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3579-66De Dageraad housing, Henriette Ronnerplein, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3580-66De Dageraad housing, Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, Amsterdam


RIBA3581-67De Dageraad housing, Therese Schwartzeplein, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3582-67De Dageraad housing, Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3583-67De Dageraad housing, Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, Amsterdam


RIBA3584-67De Dageraad housing, Therese Schwartzeplein, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3585-67De Dageraad housing, Burgemeester Tellegenstraat/P. L. Takstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3586-67De Dageraad housing, Burgemeester Tellegenstraat / Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, Amsterdam


RIBA3587-67Headquarters for the Municipal Tramway Company (Gemeentetram), Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3588-67Headquarters for the Municipal Tramway Company (Gemeentetram), Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3589-67Headquarters for the Municipal Tramway Company (Gemeentetram), Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam


RIBA3590-67Headquarters for the Municipal Tramway Company (Gemeentetram), Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3591-67De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3592-67De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam


RIBA3593-67De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3594-67De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam

 
RIBA3595-68De Samenwerking housing, J. M. Coenenstraat, Amsterdam