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Artist Stephen Wiltshire puts his heart into drawing Singapore's cityscape

British autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire puts his heart into drawing Singapore's cityscape

Published on Jul 19, 2014 6:58 AM
 

One look at a panoramic cityscape is all it takes for the image to be etched in British artist Stephen Wiltshire's memory for the rest of his life.

More astounding is the fact that the 40-year-old savant, who is autistic, can draw a city he has seen right down to the finest detail even 20 years after a single visit.

His sister Annette, 42, says: "Once he has absorbed the view and memorised it, that's it - he's got it forever."

Diagnosed with autism when he was three - he could not speak fully till he was nine - the artist is internationally renowned for his amazing ability to draw detailed cityscapes from memory after viewing them just once.

 
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