Frederick Kost, an outstanding landscape painter, was born in New York in 1861. He was a student of the National Academy of Design and later studied in both Paris and Munich. In 1906, Kose was elected a National Academican. He received honorable mention at the Paris Exhibition in 1900 and has paintings in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Brooklyn Institute. Kost dies at Brookhaven, Long Island in 1923. This is an outstanding example of his landscape technique in which the painterly qualities of this impressionist's work are evident. He uses color in trees heightening somewhat the contrast between the more proximal green covering grass with the distal mountains depicted in earth tones. The winding road invites the viewer's ey to a central figure displaying both appreciation for composition and a style which embraces impressionism at the transition with academic landscape.