This biography of acclaimed Canadian artist York Wilson (1907-1984) is written by Lela Wilson, his wife of 51 years. The biography documents Wilson's art education and commercial art career, and explores his entry into the Toronto art scene, his quick rise to local and national fame, his leading role in Canadian art, and his forging of an international reputation as a serious, innovative painter. From the mid-1950s to 1970, York Wilson cemented his reputation as Canada's pre-eminent muralist. In Toronto his public commissions included murals for the O'Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts, the Salvation Army, Imperial Oil, Bell Telephone, and Central Hospital. He also completed murals in Thunder Bay, Montreal, Ottawa, and Timmins.