Pamela Coleman Smith, The Untold Story

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What do you know about Pamela Coleman Smith? The illustrator of the renown Rider-Waite Deck, Pamela’s story may surprise you!

Pamela Colman Smith: The Untold Story brings together the life and artistic accomplishments of Pamela Colman Smith. Known to millions as the creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, Pamela Colman Smith (1878-1951) was a renaissance woman of many artistic pursuits. Her varied pursuits included: stage and costume designer, folklorist, poet, author, illustrator of ballads and folktales, suffragette, and publisher of books and broadsheets.

Over 400 color images of Pamela's non-tarot art have been curated from her publications, costumes, stage designs, Irish magazines, book illustrations, posters and much more. This is most intensively researched and comprehensive story about Pamela that has been published to date. If you use the Rider Waite Tarot Deck or know someone who loves tarot, this is a must have!

Why we love this product!

Pamela came from quite a legacy. On her maternal side there is long list of relatives who were famed artists and writers. On her paternal side was a lineage of businessmen and government officials. She hails from Brooklyn Heights, the place where Jackie (our fearless leader) took her first sober breath. We find that divinely inspired somehow. We're also inspired knowing that Pamela went to the renowned Pratt Institute to study illustration. These a mere few fascinating facts about this extraordinary woman. This book is a page turner for so many reasons!