Autistic Stephen Wiltshire is an amazing artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes from memory. He has a particular talent for drawing almost eery accurate representations of cities from memory, sometimes after having only observed them for 20 minutes. He is so frightenly accurate that you could call him the human Google Maps. This amazing talent was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006 and his work is popular all over the world.
Stephen Wiltshire was born in London to West Indian parents on 24th April, 1974. As a child he was mute, and did not relate to other people. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and lived entirely in his own world. At the age of five, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London, where it was noticed that the only pastime he enjoyed was drawing. It soon became apparent he communicated 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. Stephen totally blew my mind when I first heard of this and I hope you liked it as well. Also be sure to visit his website right here to see more of his wonderful work.