Presentation on theme: "The human camera: Stephen Wiltshire By Iriana Kouka."— Presentation transcript:
The human camera: Stephen Wiltshire By Iriana Kouka
Stephen Wiltshire Stephen Wiltshire (born April 24,1974) is an architectural artist who has been diagnosed with autism. Stephen draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has an extraordinary talent for drawing, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them for just a few minutes.
Stephen Wiltshire Wiltshire was mute and at the age of mute three was diagnosed as autistic three was diagnosed as autisticautistic At the age of five, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London where to Queensmill School in London where he expressed interest in drawing he expressed interest in drawing His teachers encouraged his drawing and with their help Wiltshire learned to speak at the age of nine When he was ten, Wiltshire drew some of London landmarks, one for each letter, that he called a "London Alphabet“.
In May 2005 Stephen produced his longest ever panoramic memory drawing of Tokyo on a 10-metre long canvas within seven days following a short helicopter ride over the city. Since then he has drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem and London on giant canvasses Stephen Wiltshire
Stephen Wiltshire In 2006, Stephen Wiltshire was awarded a Member was awarded a Member of the Order of the British of the Order of the British Empire for services to art Empire for services to art In July 2009 he was an ambassador of the ambassador of the Children's Art Day in Children's Art Day in the United Kingdom. the United Kingdom. His work is now popular all over the world His work is now popular all over the world