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Stephen Wiltshire, the 17-year-old autistic artist of memory drawings, made three visits to the United States which he regards as his spiritual home. He visited Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper, and Washington. The second trip was to San Fransisco, Los Angeles (where Stephen can act out his own celluloid fantasies) and a visit to the Grand Canyon. Finally, he visited New York which.
Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws detailed cityscapes. His drawings capture lifelike, accurate depictions of cities, skylines and urban scenes sometimes after having only observed them briefly.
Stephen Wiltshire is a autistic savant with a seemingly innate skill for drawing. For background, see my previous post on him. In the past few years Wiltshire has done a few public demonstrations of his astonishing ability to draw images in detail from memory. In May of 2005 he was in Tokyo.
Stephen Wiltshire spoke his first words, 'pencil' and 'paper' at five years old. At the age of eight, the late British Prime Minister Edward Heath commissioned Wiltshire to draw the Salisbury Cathedral. At 11 years old Wiltshire drew a perfect, intensely detailed picture of the London cityscape after a single helicopter ride. Perhaps it is not surprising that Wiltshire was diagnosed with.
Jul 24, 2014 - Stephen Wiltshire MBE, Hon.FSAI (born 24 April 1974) is a British architectural artist. He is known for his ability to draw from memory a landscape after seeing it just once. His work has gained worldwide popularity. In 2006, Wiltshire was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to art. In the same year, he opened a permanent gallery on the Royal.
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