Progression: Stephen Wiltshire

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. From November 6-11, The Phillips Collection, in partnership with the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, DC, welcomed him into our galleries to draw a detailed cityscape of Doha, Qatar, entirely from photographic memory. Over the course of that week, Wiltshire dazzled guests as he detailed a to-scale drawing before their eyes. Take a look at how his work progressed.

Stephen Wiltshire's canvas, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire's canvas, photographed by Victor Pierre

Stephen Wiltshire's canvas, photographed by Victor Pierre

Doha, Qatar Cityscape drawn from memory by Stephen Wiltshire, photographed by Victor Pierre

Doha, Qatar, Cityscape drawn from memory by Stephen Wiltshire. Photos: Victor Pierre

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