This Artist Can Draw Any Landscape After Seeing it Just Once

Stephen Wiltshire, an architectural artist and autistic savant, became popular for his ability to draw a detailed portrait of anything from just looking at it once. He was born in London in 1974 to Caribbean parents and was diagnosed of autism at the age of three.

He draws the skyline of cities from memory after one brief helicopter ride over the city and they are beautiful. He was able to draw a detailed picture of four square miles of London and nineteen-foot-long drawing of 305 square miles of New York City after a short helicopter ride over the city that lasted for less than twenty minutes.

Wiltshire made his longest ever panoramic memory drawing of Tokyo on a 32.8-foot-long (10.0 m) canvas in seven days after a helicopter ride over the city.

This tremendous feat ushered him to a new a level and he has since drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem and London on giant canvasses. When Wiltshire drew Rome; it was so detailed that he drew the exact number of columns in the pantheon.

Wiltshire has also published books with one of his books made it to the Sunday Times best-seller list.

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