What is this prize?
The York Wilson Endowment Award enables art museums and non-profit public art galleries to purchase original works by living, contemporary Canadian painters and sculptors.
Who created this prize?
This award is provided thanks to investment proceeds from the York Wilson Endowment. The endowment was established at the Canada Council for the Arts in 1997 by a generous donation from the late Lela Wilson and the late Maxwell Henderson to honour the contribution of Canadian painter York Wilson (1907-1984) to the field of visual art by encouraging and promoting artworks created by Canadian painters or sculptors.