Stephen Wiltshire (1974- present) is a British architectural artist with autism known for his unique talent for drawing detailed cityscapes after a brief observing. He could draw the landmarks of London in detail when he was ten. Recently, Wiltshire has also drew a panaromic view of the New York City after a twenty-minute helicopter ride.
Wiltshire was a mute child until he was five. In fact, if it wasn’t for the instructors at Queensmill School who took his art supplies away in order to make him as for it, he would have continued to express himself only through art. Unsuprisingly, his first word was paper, and he learned to speak fully when he was nine.
The early illustrations of Stephen Wiltshire mostly depicted animals and cars of which he probably has an encyclopedic knowledge. He also started showing interest in architecture when he was seven. Eventually, he entered a children’s art competition with the guidance of one of his teachers at the age of seven. However, the local press was suspicious as to how a seven-year old could draw such masterfully. This event turned into a nationwide media interest which was the first step of Wiltshire in his career. He was able to sell his first work at the age of seven.