Smith, Pamela-Colman

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Portrait of Pamela-Colman Smith (click to view image source)
Pamela-Colman Smith
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Name
Smith, Pamela-Colman Gender: F
born on 16 February 1878
Place Pimlico, England, 51n29, 0w22
Timezone LMT m0w22 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°44' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif



Biography

British artist of the illustration of the Rider-Waite tarot deck, published in December 1909, the first deck where the pip cards (ace through ten) were fully illustrated. A member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, she worked on the deck in partnership with Arthur E. Waite, publisher of The Pictorial Key to the Tarot in 1911.

Smith died 9/19/1951, Bude, Cornwall. The deck is now called the Waite-Smith deck and is the biggest-selling tarot deck of the 20th century.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 19 September 1951 at 12:00 noon in Bude, England (Age 73)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released December 1909 (Illustrated Tarot cards released)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : End Major Project 1911 (Worked in partnership on another Tarot card set)

Source Notes

LMR quotes Elizabeth Hazel who is looking for the tob, speculates 3:30 PM. (Born in Pimlico, Middlesex)

Categories

  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Pro, artist, illustrator)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Partnership with Waite)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Cult follower (Order of the Golden Dawn)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Tarot / I Ching (Deck designer)
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