Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006. He studied Fine Art at City & Guilds Art College. His work is popular all over the world, and is held in a number of important collections.
Savants are some of the most fascinating cognitive phenomena in human history. The rare but extraordinary condition occurs when those with mental disabilities, including autistic disorders, are able to do things most would consider impossible. Whether it’s remembering 22,500 decimals of Pi or sketching an entire city landscape after one helicopter ride, the abilities shown by these select individuals are out of this world.
The reason why some individuals have savant abilities is not known. There are many theories, but little evidence to support any of them. The question we can answer – what kind of feats can these brilliant people accomplish?