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She was the daughter of doctor Charles-Louis-Henry Tirman and Berte Hanonet de La Grange and also the niece of Senator Louis Tirman (1837-1899). She lived in the family of her brother, Councillor of State Alexandre-Louis-Albert Tirman (1868-1939) in Paris, 22 rue de l'Yvette.
Her art was influenced by Cézanne. She painted in a manner that respected Cézanne's ideas of logical composition, simple tonality, solidity of volume, and distinct separation of planes. While Matisse represented the reflective and rationalized aspects in the group, Tirman embodied a more spontaneous and instinctive style.
In 1933 she took part in Salon de Echanges. At the same time, in accompany with her friend Sonia Lewitska (1880-1937), she helps André Fau and Francis Thieck in room decoration suggesting services of painters from her closest circle: Raoul Dufy, André Lhote, André Hellé (1871-1945) and Jean Marchand. Thereby she supported her friends in tough times of economic crisis in the country.
In 1937, Henriette Tirman with friends creates in her house (Paris, 22 rue de l'Yvette) the Society of Friends Sonia Lewitska, which organized in 1938 two retrospective exhibitions of the artist in the Gallery Sagot - Le Garrec.
After decease of her brother in 1939 she moves to Sèvres (Seine-et-Oise), to madam Berthe-Marie Cazin wife of ceramist Jean-Michel Cazin and lives in her house at 30 avenue de Bellevue.
She was rewarded with the rank of Officier d'Academie.
^Salon d'Automne, catalog with the exhibited works by the artist; 1941, p. 122
^Christie's, Arts Décoratifs du XXe siècle et Design, 21 November 2012, sale 3516; lot 20; Michel Cazin (1869-1917) VASE AUX FLEURS, 1900 '..étiquette manuscrite Michel Cazin/30 Av. de Bellevue/Sèvres..'