The evolution of Greek engraving just like in painting started in the beginning of the 20th century. Soon enough the engravers obtained the required ability regarding the use of engraving materials and techniques in order to be able to move onto more personal quests. Dimitris Galanis is considered to be the founder of Greek engraving of the 20th century, whose work and teaching have affected extensively the domain of visual arts. Nevertheless, before he came to the fore another two important engravers expressed the transitional phase from the 19th to the 20 century and they are also considered to have contributed to what we call today modern Greek engraving. These two engravers were Markos Zavitzianos (1884-1923) and Lykourgos Kogevinas (1887-1940).
@2006-Municipality of Rhodes, Modern Greek Art Museum