Thon, Sixtus Armin

PAINTER, LITHOGRAPHER (GERMANY)
BORN 10 Nov 1817, Eisenach, Thüringen - DIED 26 Sep 1901, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Friedhof vor dem Frauentor (Alter Friedhof) (Erbbegräbnis Thon)

Son of the mineralogist and engraver Theodor Thon (1792-1838). He studied painting in Leipzig and worked for Friedrich Preller at the Drawing School in Weimar. With Preller he travelled to Norway and the Netherlands. He also studied in Antwerp.

During the 1850s he was a pioneer of photography in Weimar. In 1861 he became a teacher at the Großherzoglich-Sächsischen Kunstschule in Weimar. He was best known for his genre and landscape painting. Thon contributed to the humerous newspaper Die Laterne.

Sources
• Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixtus_Armin_Thon

Images

The grave of Sixtus Thon at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2005)

 


Thorak, Josef

Published: 25 Nov 2017
Last update: 25 Nov 2017