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Stephen Wiltshire, a child prodigy, shot to fame in 1987 at the age of 12. He appeared in a BBC2 QED documentary entitled The Foolish Wise Ones which brought Stephen's extraordinary talents to the attention of the public. After the programme more than 700 viewers telephoned the BBC asking if original prints of Stephen's work were available.

Stephen's amazing ability enables him to capture perspective and detail in his drawings, particularly in buildings, with uncanny accuracy and often drawn from memory. He is able to produce a perfect drawing of a building several months after his only sight of it. His eye for precision is extraordinary. Although he is innumerate, he is able to depict accurately the correct number of columns, arcades and windows in any building.

However, it is his ability to capture character and mood in his pictures that has established him as a major artistic talent.
The importance of travel as an opportunity and understanding is inestimable. Margaret Hewson, author of the book's accompanying text, was instrumental in getting Stephen to America - the country of his dreams. He visited, among other places, Chicago, Washington, San Fransisco and Los Angeles. He ended up in New York – the city that contains everything Stephen loves most about America – yet more skyscrapers, yellow cabs, hamburgers and pretty girls.


Stephen Wiltshire Exhibitions
Stephen's shows attract large number of visitors worldwide. Will your city be the next in his diary?

Press office

Stephen Wiltshire's press office
Download Stephen's biography, key dates and press brief. Find answers to your interview questions.

Image library

Stephen Wiltshire's press office
Photographs of a Genius in action from the late 1970s to today for press use or illustration purposes.

London gallery

Stephen Wiltshire's London Studio
Stephen Wiltshire's private art gallery is located in Notting Hill, London, welcoming his collectors on an appointment basis.

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  • Commissions

    Stephen continues to fulfill on commissions for his clientele. Feel free to contact us if you have a particular view or city in mind. Please note, there may be a waiting list. Commissions
  • Press office

    Information for journalists and publishers about Stephen Wiltshire including press releases, key dates, biography, his rider, Q&A and publishing rights. Our archive and image library are also available to you, once you brief us about the context and direction of your publication. Please contact us if you wish to schedule an interview with Stephen. Press Office

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  • Who we are

    Stephen Wiltshire Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Our address is 22 Palace Court, Notting Hill, London, W2 4HU, United Kingdom. Company no.: 12518766. About us