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
RIBA138213Boulton House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138214Boulton House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge: pilotis

 
RIBA138215Boulton House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge: pilotis


RIBA138217Boulton House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138252Herrick House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138253Herrick House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge


RIBA138254Herrick House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge: detail of a window

 
RIBA138255Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam

 
RIBA138256Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge: the gable


RIBA138257Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138258Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138259Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at dusk


RIBA138260Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at dusk

 
RIBA138261Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at dusk

 
RIBA138262Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at twilight


RIBA138263Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen at night

 
RIBA138264Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138265Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam


RIBA138266Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam

 
RIBA138267Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam

 
RIBA138268Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam


RIBA138269Jerwood Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, seen from the west bank of the River Cam

 
RIBA138286Launcelot Fleming House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 
RIBA138287Launcelot Fleming House, Trinity Hall, Cambridge