THOMON, Thomas de
(b. 1754, Nancy, d. 1813, St. Petersburg)

Biography

French architect, active in Russia. He was a student of Julien-David Le Roy (1724-1803) at the Académie Royale d'Architecture in Paris between 1777 and 1785 and an external student at the French Academy in Rome. He settled in Russia in the 1790s and was appointed court architect to Emperor Alexander I of Russia in 1802. He remained in Russia until his death in 1813.

His main work is the Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns on the spit of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg.