Autistic artists

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Actors and filmmakers[edit]



Painters, photographers and sculptors[edit]

  • Matthew Wong, 1984-2019. Canadian painter, photographer and poet, diagnosed with depression, Tourette’s syndrome, and autism.[1] His work is characterised by his use of the colour blue, which has been associated with autism (see also Symbols of Autism), and depictions of solitude.
  • Stephen Wiltshire, 1974-. British artist and illustrator, diagnosed with autistic savant syndrome, who draws cityscapes and landscapes from memory, after seeing it just once. Recently, a documentary was made about him and his work.[2]

Poets and writers[edit]


  1. Matthew Wong's lift in light and shadow, The New Yorker, Raffi Khatchadourian, 9 May 2022
  2. Billions of Windows, documentary, 2019.