Stephen Walter is a British artist specialising in drawing and printmaking. Best-known for his intricate black and white hand-drawn maps, Stephen’s drawings themselves are relatively small-scale, drawing the viewer into his intricate worlds. Much of Stephen’s work is focused on London, where he observantly responds to the character and overall shape of the city’s boroughs. Within each piece, Stephen combines historical references with local knowledge and personal experience to form wonderfully complex reflections of London’s sprawling pockets.
Education and Career
Born in London in 1975, Stephen moved to Middlesex and Manchester for University before returning to his home city. London is a constant source of inspiration for Stephen, and he has the unique ability of creating intimate and highly considered impressions of such vast and fast-paced cityscapes. Ten years after graduating with a BA in Fine Art, Stephen went on to do an MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art.
Stephen Walter’s Exhibitions and Collections
2008 marked a pivotal moment in Stephen’s career with his first major project, The Island: London series at TAG Fine Arts. Following the success and critical acclaim of this exhibition, Stephen created London Subterranea for The London Transport Museum and produced work for Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art at The British Library. Today, Walter’s illustrative art is shown in collections throughout some of London’s most prestigious institutions, ranging from The British Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum to The British Library and The Houses of Parliament Museums.