Because of the rapid growth of modernism as an artistic movement in the early 1900s, the works of cutting-edge Victorian artists that predated and influenced the subsequent generation were often overshadowed.
The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde 1860–1900 is an exhibition currently on display at the Legion of Honor museum that explores the works of a small progressive group of artists, poets, painters and architects who had a substantial impact upon fashion, photography and material Victorian culture.
Artists included in the showcase are Dante Gabriel Rossetti, James McNeill Whistler, and Edward Burne-Jones and designers E.W. Godwin, William Morris, and Christopher Dresser.
Work by these artists can be seen at the Legion of Honor until June 17.