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.

 

109696 items
RIBA137753St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: the hammerbeam roof with its carved angels

 
RIBA137754St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof

 
RIBA137755St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof


RIBA137756St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof

 
RIBA137757St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof

 
RIBA137758St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof


RIBA137759St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof

 
RIBA137760St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof

 
RIBA137761St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof


RIBA137762St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof

 
RIBA137763St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of carved angel on the hammerbeam roof

 
RIBA137764St Mary Mildenhall, Suffolk: detail of the carved brackets and angel figures on the hammerbeam roof


RIBA137765St James Icklingham, Suffolk

 
RIBA137766St James Icklingham, Suffolk, seen from the east

 
RIBA137767St James Icklingham, Suffolk, seen from the north east


RIBA137768St James Icklingham, Suffolk, seen from the churchyard

 
RIBA137769St James Icklingham, Suffolk, detail of the north elevation

 
RIBA137770St James Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of gargoyle rainwater head


RIBA137771St James Icklingham, Suffolk: detail of gargoyle rainwater heads

 
RIBA137772St James Icklingham, Suffolk, seen from the churchyard

 
RIBA138101Holy Trinity, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire


RIBA138102Holy Trinity, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire

 
RIBA138103Holy Trinity, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire: detail of windows

 
RIBA138104Holy Trinity, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire