Aurel Cojan ( March 3, 1914, Beceni, Buzau, d. December 2005, Paris, France) was a painter and decorator Romanian artist. During 1932-1934, he attended the Bucharest Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department, having as teachers and Camil Ressu Şirato Francis. In 1969 he obtained political asylum in Paris. *** “Aurel Cojan sort de l’ombre”, L’Oeil no. 499, September 1998: “If Cojan’s paintings sometimes take on an abstract appearance, reality is always there, beneath the surface, and the artist only cultivates haziness with a poetic intention, delivering up a world that is physical, if impalpable”.