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.
Globe of Imagination
Vatican City (Rome)
Monte Carlo in the evening
Aerial view of Melbourne
Aerial view of Brisbane
Sydney Opera House and skyline
what others say
"Stephen Wiltshire has amazed the world with his incredible gift of drawing and painting amazingly detailed cityscapes ... his drawings show a masterful perspective, a whimsical line and reveal a natural innate artistry" Christie's
Selling his first work in 1982, Stephen Wiltshire's portfolio has been available online since 2001.
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or framed, simply and securely.
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Stephen Wiltshire's new creation titled Globe of Imagination is based on a 360 degree birds eye view depicting a city, which only exists in his mind. Thousands of buildings, avenues, parks, motorways, sidewalks and its people, chaos and order, traffic and skyscrapers. more