Grandson of collector Sergei Schukin Andre-Marc Deloc-Fourco received Russian citizenship Automatic translate
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Schukin. Collection Biography » June 17 at the Pushkin Museum. A.S. Pushkin Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko handed Russian passports to the grandson of the famous collector Sergei Schukin Andre-Mark Delok-Furko, and his wife Kristina Delok-Furko. In turn, Andre-Marc donated the Pushkin Museum to them. A.S. Pushkin passport of Sergei Ivanovich Schukin, which will be presented at the exhibition.
In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated 12.06.2019 No. 263 “On admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation and withdrawal from the citizenship of the Russian Federation” Andre-Marc Deloc-Fourco received the citizenship of the Russian Federation.
Andre-Marc Deloc-Fourco was born in Toulon, graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences and the National School of Administration, is the president of the S.I. Foundation Schukin. Together with his wife Cristina Deloc-Fourco lives in Paris. Over the years A.-M. Deloc-Fourco and his wife are actively engaged in popularizing the traditions of Russian philanthropy around the world. Since 1990, they regularly visit Russia - give lectures, help in organizing exhibitions. With their active participation in 2016–2017, the famous exhibition of the collection of S. I. Shchukin was held in Paris, which was attended by more than 1,200,000 spectators. Thanks to the joint efforts of the Deloc-Fourco spouses, the figure of S.I.Schukin and his activities became the property of the widest public. This allowed the outstanding Russian collector to return to his rightful place in the history of culture of the XX century.
Currently, Andre-Marc Deloc-Fourco acts as the curator of the exhibition, which begins its work on June 19 at the Pushkin Museum. A.S. Pushkin. Project “Schukin. Collection Biography » dedicated to the grandiose meeting of Sergei Schukin. During the preparation of the exposition, the spouses Delok-Furko presented the Pushkin Museum to them. A.S. Pushkin several important archival documents stored in their family. One of the most valuable is the passport of Sergei Ivanovich Schukin, obtained in Switzerland during the period of forced emigration.
Sergei Schukin, together with his eldest son Ivan, left Russia in August 1918. Shchukin’s wife, Nadezhda Konus, with her small daughter Irina left the country a little earlier. The family reunited in Weimar, Germany and planned to go to France, but they did not have any documents with them. The art critic Julius Meyer-Grefe learned about the situation, in whose fate Sergey Ivanovich took a lively part three years earlier, having provided him financial support during the Siberian exile (Meyer-Grefe was captured during the service as a Red Cross volunteer on the Eastern Front). Meyer-Grefe used his connections, and in April 1919, Sergei Schukin received permission to enter Switzerland. The Russian consulate in Geneva issued Schukin’s passports, and the consul had to use pre-revolutionary forms on which he manually inked the words “Russian Empire”.
Sergey Ivanovich Schukin’s passport can be seen at the exhibition “Schukin. Collection Biography » , which will be held from June 19 to September 15, 2019 in the Pushkin Museum to them. A.S. Pushkin (Volkhonka, 12).