Series P0174/C - Business Documents

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Business Documents

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P0174/C

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  • 1931 - 1993 (Creation)
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    Diniacopoulos, Olga
  • 1931 - 1993 (Creation)
    Creator
    Diniacopoulos, Vincent

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0.447 m of textual records
439 photographs b&w
129 photographs col.
264 slides
120 negatives
6 sketches
10 objects

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(1906-2000)

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Hélène Olga Nicolas-Diniacopoulos was born in Cairo 1906. Olga seems to have been part of the Egyptian Greek community, and apparently had a French father (surname Nicolas). It is reasonably certain that her mother, Anastasie, had a Greek-Egyptian father (surname Avierino or Avierinos) and an Egyptian mother (surname Selim). She died in Montreal in 2000.

She met Vincent Diniacopoulos and were married in the mid- to late-1920s. They then moved to France. The Diniacopoulos family had a gallery that sold antiquities in Paris. The date of opening of the gallery is unknown, but it seems to have closed before they immigrated to Montreal in 1951. After Olga, Vincent and their son Denis moved to Montreal, they opened the Ars Classica gallery. It was active in the 1950s and 1960s.

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(1886-1967)

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Vikentios “Vincent” Diniacopoulos was born in 1886 in Constantinople, Turkey. He died in Montreal in 1967. Vincent’s ethnic background was Greek, and he had French nationality. He studied at a Catholic college and then worked for an antiquarian in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, probably until the Turkish Revolution that took place prior to World War I. He probably immigrated to Egypt around that time.
He met Hélène Olga Nicolas. They got married in the mid- to late-1920s and moved to France after. Vincent did active work during the World War II. The Diniacopoulos family had a gallery that sold antiquities in Paris. The date of opening of the gallery is unknown, but it seems to have closed before they immigrated to Montreal in 1951.
After Olga, Vincent and their son Denis moved to Montreal, they opened the Ars Classica gallery. It was active in the 1950s and 1960s.

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The series is about the commercial activities of Vincent and Olga Diniacopoulos. It contains textual and financial records, lists and inventories and graphic materials about their activities.

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  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek

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    List of subseries and files:
    P0174/C1 Transactions, Import and Export
    0001 Brooklyn museum
    0002 Donation Musée du Québec
    0003 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
    0004 Nationalmusset
    0005 Vente d’oeuvres d’art d’objets grecs au Min. des Affaires culturelles du Québec
    0006 Déclarations en douanes
    0007 Factures de douanes
    0008 Insurance documents
    0009 Invoices
    0010 Post-immigration importation of goods
    0011 Elie Borowski
    0012 Ernest Erikson
    0013 Henry T. Hicks
    0014 Samuel Bronfman
    0015 Business cards
    0016 Correspondence

    P0174/C2 Assessment and restoration
    0001 Assessment by E. Ascher
    0002 Assessment by Jean Roudillon
    0003 Assessment for Mrs Jean L. Cookson
    0004 Assessment in Belgium
    0005 Restoration Musée du Québec
    0006 Restoration offer for Prof. Frolich G. Rainey
    0007 Albright Art Gallery
    0008 Commission d’enquête sur l’enseignement des arts
    0009 Jean des Gagniers
    0010 Galerie nationale du Canada
    0011 Historical Researches
    0012 Impressionists Biographies
    0013 Listes de consignation d’oeuvres
    0014 Requests of Information
    0015 Research by Denise Schmandt-Besserat
    0016 Descriptive Documents of Pieces/Artefacts
    0017 Correspondence

    P0174/C3 Financial records
    0001 Advertisment
    0002 Antoine's Art Gallery
    0003 Cercle du livre de France
    0004 Collection de céramiques grecques attiques
    0005 Financial Notebooks
    0006 Inventory Allied Van Lines
    0007 Inventory Egyptians Objects
    0008 Inventory Mesopotamian Objects
    0009 Inventory Monnaies Grecques Antiques
    0010 Inventory Morgan Storage and Van Lines Ltd.
    0011 Inventory of Masks and African Pieces
    0012 Invoices
    0013 Montreal Taxes
    0014 Painting’s selling Forms
    0015 Registre de commerce
    0016 Revenu Québec
    0017 Various Inventories

    P0174/C4 Photographs and other graphic materials
    0001 Abstract Art
    0002 Alexis Chiriaeff
    0003 Antique Artifacts
    0004 Architecture
    0005 Assessment
    0006 Degas
    0007 Egyptians Artifacts
    0008 Fragments
    0009 Greek Artifacts
    0010 Koehler
    0011 Man on a Railway
    0012 Modern Sculpture
    0013 Nature Paintings
    0014 Portrait of a Black Man
    0015 Portraits
    0016 Religious Paintings
    0017 Sainte-Chapelle du Palais
    0018 Statues
    0019 Textual Fragments
    0020 Vases and Other Containers
    0021 Wall Sculptures
    0022 Various Drawings
    0023 Various Paintings
    0024 Big Formats
    0025 Exhibitions Installations
    0026 Group Photographs
    0027 Negatives
    0028 Slides
    0029 Cooper Plates

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