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This man with autism draws breathtakingly intricate cityscapes from memory

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This man with autism draws breathtakingly intricate cityscapes from memory
Source: stephenwiltshire.co.uk

Stephen Wiltshire, who has autism, can recall whole cityscapes entirely from memory after just a short helicopter ride.

Incredibly accurate cityscapes remembered at a glance Stephen Wiltshire MBE, is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has become world famous for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them once from a helicopter. Source: Facebook BrightVibes
The original
“Aerial view of the Nine Elms Development, London” The original “Aerial view of the Nine Elms Development, London” (594 x 420mm) is valued at over €15,000. Source: stephenwiltshire.co.uk

A late starter there’s just no stopping.

Stephen Wiltshire MBE, was born in London, United Kingdom, on 24th April, 1974. As a child he was mute, and could not interact with other people. At age three he was diagnosed with autism. Unable to communicate, he lived entirely in his own world.

By age five it was clear Stephen had a talent for drawing, and by the time he was just seven years old he embarked on what would become his lifelong career which has taken him all over the world.

Prints of
“View of midtown Manhattan from the Freedom Tower” Prints of “View of midtown Manhattan from the Freedom Tower” sell for up to €60. Source: www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk
Stephen Wiltshire at work Source: www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk
Here Stephen works on one of his stunning panoramas - this time Singapore - but other cities under his watchful eye have included Tokyo, Rome, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem, and London.
His breathtaking panoramas have brought him recognition Here Stephen works on one of his stunning panoramas – this time Singapore – but other cities under his watchful eye have included Tokyo, Rome, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem, and London. Source: www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk
Stephen is busy at work on his second day drawing Houston, Texas, from memory alone.
The Houston landscape remembered Stephen is busy at work on his second day drawing Houston, Texas, from memory alone. Source: www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk
Here we see Stephen adding the final touches to the finely detailed Houston skyline.
It’s the little details Here we see Stephen adding the final touches to the finely detailed Houston skyline. Source: www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk
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