C.O. Paeffgen is one of the most famous German artists of the contemporary. The painter, who was born in Cologne in 1933, initially studied law before dedicating himself to art.
- Born: 21 October 1933
- Place of birth: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
- Nationality: German
- Studied: Law in Berlin and Cologne
- Occupation: Painter and sculptor
- Era: Contemporary art
- Stylistic direction: Figurative art