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.
St Pauls Cathedral and London skyline with River Thames
Stephen Wiltshire 2014 Calendar
Aerial view of City of London skyscrapers of the future
Big Ben and Westminster Bridge (London)
Aerial view of the Shard (in the evening)
what others say
"Wiltshire’s speciality is intricate and fantastically detailed drawings of buildings and cityscapes which has earned him a large following, packed out exhibitions and led to bestselling books."
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's richly illustrated 2014 Calendar portrays a unique selection of his recent works. From historic landmarks to images that capture the buzz of the city, his distinctive style shines through every page. more