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Pamela Colman Smith

Artist and illustrator

Died when: 73 years 214 days (883 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

 

Pamela Colman Smith

Pamela Colman Smith (16 February 1878 – 18 September 1951), also nicknamed Pixie, was a British artist, illustrator, writer, publisher, and occultist.She is best known for illustrating the Rider–Waite tarot deck (also called the Rider–Waite–Smith or Waite–Smith deck) for Arthur Edward Waite.

This tarot deck became the standard among tarot card readers, and remains the most widely used today.Colman also illustrated over 20 books, wrote two collections of Jamaican folklore, edited two magazines, and ran the Green Sheaf Press, a small press focused on women writers.


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