The Thoth Tarot was created by the great and famous occultist Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Lady Frieda Harris (1877-1962) painted the cards. Although Lady Harris knew little about Tarot and its symbolism, under the guidance of Crowley she transposed all subtleties of his ideas onto her paintings.
Many cards were painted in several versions until one of them was approved by Crowley. The Crowley Thoth Tarot took over five years to be completed. It was first published in after the death of both Crowley and Lady Harris.