Pamela Colman Smith

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Pamela Colman Smith AKA Corinne Pamela Colman Smith AKA Pixie


England / America 1878 – 1951

Teachers: William Robert Woodman; William Wynn Westcott; S. L. MacGregor Mathers; Moina Mathers; A.E. Waite; Arthur Wesley Dow, artist; Ellen Terry; Henry Irving; Bram Stoker; George William Russell;

Students:Melinda Boyd Parsons , modern biographer;

Friends: Jack Yeats, artist and W.B. Yeats's brother; Alfred Stieglitz, NY art dealer and photographer, partner to painter Georgia O'Keeffe; William Gillette, actor and Sherlock Holmes on stage, CT residence a castle;

Organizations: Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn; then Waite's the Independent and Rectified Rite of the Golden Dawn (or Holy Order of the Golden Dawn);

Author /Artist: The Illustrated Verses of William Butler W.B. Yeats; the Pictorial Key to the Tarot illustrations; illustrated Jamaican folklore, including Annancy Stories (1902) ; The Green Sheaf,magazine;

Comments: illustrated the most popular Tarot deck, the Waite- Smith Deck; she painted female friends into the deck, actresses Ellen Terry is the Queen of Wands and Florence Farr is the World; Symbolist art

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Colman_Smith; http://home.comcast.net/~pamela-c-smith/home.html