• Stephen Wiltshire was born in London in 1974.
  • He was diagnosed with autism at age three. He was speech-impaired and communicated through drawing.
  • He won many children's drawing competitions and sold his first work when he was just seven.
  • His career took off after he was featured in a BBC documentary in 1987.
  • He was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2006, and an Honorary Life Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Illustration in 2011.
  • Although he also does oil paintings, he is famous for his detailed pen sketches of cityscapes drawn from memory.
  • He has sketched cities around the world, including Sydney, Venice, Hong Kong, and his favourite, New York .
  • Stephen's gallery's website is at