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Artist Stephen Wiltshire Draws NYC His Major Panorama from Memory

Stephen Wiltshire is a London-based artist with a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, after a one-time fly over by helicopter.

NEW YORK, NY.- Following a 45-minute helicopter
ride over this iconic city, Stephen will spend a week at Pratt Institute, the
world-famous college of art, design and architecture, where he will draw an 18
ft-long image from memory.
 Stephen shot to fame in 1987
when his talent was featured on a BBC program and he was introduced by former
president of the UK’s Royal Academy of Art Sir Hugh Casson as ‘the best child
artist in Britain
.’ Since then, Stephen has continued to draw and paint
prolifically, travelling all over the world to create his work and achieve
worldwide fame. He has twice been featured in the list of the 100 most
influential black people in Britain and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for services
to the art world.  He will be based in the main gallery of Pratt’s
Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, and the public will be able to visit him
while he works from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday, October 26 to Friday, October