DUQUESNEY, François-Alexandre
(b. 1790, Paris, d. 1849, Paris)

Biography

French architect. He graduated from the École des Beaux-Art where he was a student of Charles Percier (between 1809 and 1816). He exhibited at the Salon of French Artists in 1827. He was government architect appointed for the Ecole des mines de Paris from 1838 to 1849; he was a founding member of the Société centrale des architectes in 1840.

His works include the plan of a courthouse designed for the city of Lille (1833); expansion of the Hôtel de Vendôme for the École nationale supérieure des mines in Paris (1840-49); Gare de l'Est in Paris (1849).