The Ionian Island was the first of the remaining apartments of Greece that came in contact with the etching and engravings, in the beginning of 19th century.
Lykourgos Kogevinas, Markos Zavitsianos and Nikos Ventouras were three of the most significant Modern Greek etchers-painters, in a field of artistic expression that had no previous tradition in the area.
All three of them were born in Corfu, towards the last decade of 19th century. Although they studied painting, their devotion and greatest tribute was towards etchings rather than paintings.
Simultaneously, works of art of contemporary engravers are on exhibit to continue the tradition created by the former three.