Thon, Sixtus Armin

BORN 10 Nov 1817, Eisenach, Thüringen - DIED 26 Sep 1901, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof (Alter Friedhof, Neuer Friedhof, Friedhof vor dem Frauentor), Poseckscher Garten (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.

Related persons
• was pupil to Preller, Friedrich


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


• Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996
Sixtus Armin Thon – Wikipedia

Thorak, Josef

Published: 25 Nov 2017
Last update: 03 Jan 2022