Amazing pictures by an autistic artist

Post again !! after a long time..

Stephen Wiltshire, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, memorised the appearance and position of hundreds of London’s buildings in exact scale during a helicopter ride along the Thames.

This is his picture :

He did not refer to notes, preliminary sketches or photographs and his drawing includes the precise number of skyscraper floors.

Mr Wiltshire, who was set the challenge by Channel Five for its documentary, Extraordinary People: The Human Camera, said he was ‘thrilled’ with the result.

The artist, who received an MBE for his services to art in 2006, has a gallery in Pall Mall.

The challenge marks another chapter in his remarkable life, 30 years after being diagnosed as autistic.

As a child, he was unable to speak and threw tantrums in frustration at not being able to make himself understood.

His family say that the only thing that seemed to comfort him was being given a pencil and paper.

Aged six, he shocked a family friend by drawing an accurate sketch of the facade of the department store Selfridges in a style well beyond his years.

At eight he sold his first drawing, of Salisbury Cathedral, which motivated him to communicate with others and gave him the ability to lead an independent life.

Another picture from him :

A great work from a great man..



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aRuL May 2, 2010 at 7:55 AM  

eh lupa tadi tulis nama :D

bhagas May 4, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

@bang arul

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