Butler, Charles Wilfred
- John Zukowsky
Butler, Charles Wilfred (10 August 1911–03 December 1973), designer for the aerospace industry, was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the son of Wilfred Butler and Letitia Powell. Virtually nothing is known about his early life, and even retracing his professional career and personal life is somewhat difficult. He attended classes in architecture and design at various times in Philadelphia, particularly at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Design (later Philadelphia College of Art), where he studied in the mid-1930s with well-known designer Alexey Brodovitch. Butler worked briefly for the Jentner Exhibits Corporation and was a consultant to the Board of Design of the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. After brief service in the navy during the earlier part of World War II, he worked for the transportation division of ...