Stephen Wiltshire is an artist with a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observing them briefly.
Stephen was born in London, UK to West Indian parents on April 24, 1974. At age 3, he was diagnosed as autistic, had no language skills and lived entirely in his own world. At age 5, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London, where it soon became apparent that he was able to communicate 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.
In 2006, Stephen was awarded an MBE for services to the art world. He studied Fine Art at City & Guilds Art College. In July 2014, Stephen was commissioned by Singapore PH to create a panoramic drawing of the city, which became part of the National Collection of Singapore to celebrate the nation’s 50th birthday. His work is popular all over the world, and is held in a number of important collections.