Permanently installed in the Imperial Oil Building in
Toronto, this mural consists of two panels, each 32 feet long and 21 feet in height. The
subject of this work, as its title suggests, is the story of oil, beginning with its
formation in prehistory and ending with its subsequent discovery and exploitation for
purposes of industry and recreation. York Wilson took three years to plan, research, and
execute this important commission.
To best facilitate study of York Wilson's Story of Oil, this
site contains Budge Crawley's informative documentary
on the making of the mural, as well as an outstanding lecture tour by John Leroux.