- Name - Stephen Wiltshire MBE
- Born - April 24, 1974
- Birthplace - London, UK
- Nationality - British
- Occupation - Architectural artist
- Heritage - West Indian
- Diagnosed with autism.
- Father died of motorcycle accident when Stephen was 3 years old.
- He is known for his ability to draw a landscape after seeing it just once.
- Wiltshire was mute as a toddler, and at the age of three years was diagnosed as autistic.
- From age of five years, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London.
- He began to communicate through his drawings.
- By the age of 8 years he was drawing imaginary post-earthquake cityscapes and cars.
- Stephen slowly began to speak at the age of nine years.
- At the age of 10 years Wiltshire drew a sequence of London landmarks, one for each letter of the alphabet - Stephen called the sequence "London Alphabet".
- Between 1995-1998 Wiltshire attended the City and Guilds of London Art School in Lambeth.
- Stephen took part in a BBC programme - The Foolish Wise Ones (1987).
- A collection of his works, named Drawings, was published also in 1987.
- Wiltshire can, even after a single glance, draw accurate and detailed pictures.
- He is also able to produce imaginery scenes.
- Stephen's work has been the subject of many TV documentaries.
- Oliver Sacks wrote about him (chapter "Prodigies") in his book "An Anthropologist on Mars".
- May 2005 Stephen produced a large panoramic memory drawing of Tokyo on a 10-meter long canvas, taking 7 days to complete.
- Subsequently he has drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem and London on giant canvasses.
- Stephen was awarded an M.B.E. in 2006 for services to art.
- Stephen now has a permanent gallery in the Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London.
The video below shows Stephen drawing the huge Tokyo panorama (May 2005):
Stephen drawing Rome from memory:
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