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 in the blitz
San Francisco street scene
Aerial view of Houses of Parliament
FDNY 2013 Seagrave Tiller Ladder 101
FDNY Chief Officers Car
what others say
"Stephen Wiltshire’s intricate works perfectly capture life in the city." Daily Mirror
"A rock star in the art world." Photographs of the Street
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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Istanbul comes alive on paper as Stephen makes his first visit to the historic city. Live drawing and an exhibition of his recent works at the Palladium Tower between the 24th and 28th of September. more