Jean-François Thomas de Thomon

Architect

1760 – 1813

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Who was Jean-François Thomas de Thomon?

Jean-François Thomas de Thomon was a French neoclassical architect who worked in Eastern Europe in 1791–1813. Thomas de Thomon was the author of Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns on the spit of Vasilievsky Island in Saint Petersburg and the first building of the Odessa Theatre, destroyed by fire in 1873. Thomas de Thomon, graduate of the French Academy in Rome, "imported" the high classicism practiced by this school in 1780s into Russia and thus contributed to the formation of Russian national variant of neoclassicism practiced during the reign of Alexander I.

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Born
1760
Switzerland
Also known as
  • Тома де Томон, Жан
Died
1813

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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