Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a
particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after
having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world
in 2006. He studied Fine Art at City & Guilds Art College. His work is popular all over the
world, and is held in a number of important collections.
Stephen was born in
London to West Indian parents on 24th April, 1974.
As a child he was mute, and did not relate to other people. Aged three, he was
diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and lived entirely in his own world.
At the age of five, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London, where it was
noticed that the only pastime he enjoyed was drawing. It soon became apparent he
communicated with the world through the language of drawing; first animals, then
London buses, and finally buildings. These drawings show a masterful perspective,
a whimsical line, and reveal a natural innate artistry.
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View of St Pauls Cathedral from London Bridge
St Pauls Cathedral and London skyline with River Thames
Big Ben and Westminster Bridge (London)
what others say
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Selling his first work in 1982, Stephen Wiltshire's portfolio has been available online since 2001.
Buy originals and prints, mounted
or framed, simply and securely.
The Stephen Wiltshire Gallery will open at 10:00 today. Plan your visit by finding us on the map.
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Two of Stephen's early drawings appear on the show expertly valued by Lawrence Hendra from Philip Mould & Company on BBC's Antique Roadshow. more