Joseph Kohlschein the Younger (1884 -1958) was a German painter, draftsman and etcher. He was the son of Joseph Kohlschein the Elder and always added "the younger" to his signature to distinguish him from the father.
After he had previously started an apprenticeship as a goldsmith and graduated from the arts and crafts school, he had studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Peter Janssen and Fritz Roeber since 1899 before becoming a master student in the landscape class with Eugen Dücker.
After studying in Düsseldorf, Joseph Kohlschein the Younger painted numerous light-filled landscapes with an impressionist character, which were influenced by French Impressionism.
Kohlschein was close to the "Sonderbund", but was never a member. Like his teacher Eugen Dücker, he practiced pleinair painting. His pictures show a fine color scheme in primarily small patches of paint with a clear, structured image structure.
Above all, he impressed with landscapes, such as the work Spring at the stream. Kohlschein was represented at several art exhibitions in Germany, such as the Great Dusseldorf Art Exhibition and the Munich Glass Palace. His paintings are now in public possession in the cities of Düsseldorf and Neuss.