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.
RT London bus on a winters night
Poppies at the Tower of London
Burlington Arcade, London
The new Routemaster bus
Canary Wharf & River Thames
St Pauls Cathedral in the blitz
what others say
"With his pen and ink drawings there are always additions, subtractions, revisions, and, of course, Stephen's unmistakable style." Oliver Sacks
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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The Scottish Society of Architect-Artists is delighted to elect and welcome Stephen Wiltshire MBE HonFSAI as Honorary Fellow SSAA for services to architecture and art and inspirationin communicating built form. more
Stephen Wiltshire has created several famous panoramas of iconic cities all around the world.
Starting with Tokyo in 2005,
he has drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem, London, Sydney, Shanghai, Brisbane and New York on giant canvasses.
His most recent trips took him to Singapore and Istanbul.