Young at heart
Another artist is the Londoner Stephen Wiltshire. From a young age, he demonstrated an extraordinary talent for drawing from memory, which he still possesses.
In May 2005 he depicted Tokyo on a 10-meter-long canvas within seven days after a short helicopter ride over the city. The late Sir Hugh Casson once described Wiltshire's sense of perspective as faultless. 'I have never seen such a natural and extraordinary talent.'
To say that Wiltshire 'only' has this talent because he is autistic would be to denigrate something miraculous in its own right.