Henri Aurrens was born 1873, in Marseilles.
He was a painter of landscapes in and around his native Marseille and worked in Paris for some time as a caricaturist. Aurrens exhibited in Paris, showing "Dovecote" at the Salon d'Automne in 1919.
During his time in Paris, he drew political caricatures for contemporary magazines. Back in his native Marseille, he painted luminous landscapes in a Pointillist style. His work is held in the Musee Cantini in Marseille and hangs next to the work of his contemporaries such as Henri Edmond Cross, Paul Signac and Henri Person. Aurrens died in Marseille in 1934.