Smith, Pamela Colman

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Smith, Pamela Colman Gender: F
born on 16 February 1878
Place Heston Middlesex, England, 51n29, 0w22
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard 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

Portrait of Pamela Colman Smith 
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Pamela Colman Smith
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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.

The deck is now called the Waite-Smith deck and is the biggest-selling tarot deck of the 20th century.

Smith died 9/19/1951, Bude, Cornwall.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released December 1909 (Illustrated Tarot cards released)
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  • Work : End Major Project 1911 (Worked in partnership on another Tarot card set)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 19 September 1951 in Bude (Age 73)
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Source Notes

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


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