Charles Cuttler (1913-2008) received a B.F.A. from Ohio State University in 1935 and an M.A. in 1937. He was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship to study at the University of Paris, 1937. In 1952, he received a Ph.D. from New York University and in 1957 joined the University of Iowa faculty. Cuttler published an article in the Art Bulletin in 1957 on Hieronymous Bosch's Temptation of St. Anthony (Lisbon); it remains the basic study on that work. He was a senior Fulbright fellow to Brussels in 1966 and in 1968 he published one of the first surveys in the English language on northern Renaissance art.
Charles Cuttler died in New York City on 16 January 2008. His final book, Hieronymus Bosch: Late Work, appeared posthumously in 2011. Cuttler’s papers are held at the University of Iowa Special Collections library.