Pool of Arbitrators

Edward Powers

Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Commercial Litigator (retired)

Edward is a retired attorney, admitted to the practice of law in the state and federal courts of New York, with experience in commercial litigation, including arbitration and intellectual property, as well as an art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art.

Before pursuing his graduate studies in art history, Edward was a litigation associate at the New York-based law firm of Rogers & Wells. Following his tenure at Rogers & Wells, he was the assistant director of labor operations at the Metropolitan Opera Association.

An art historian focusing on American and European art since the French Revolution, Edward has lectured at the Museum of Modern Art and, also in New York, taught at the Pratt Institute. Currently, he is associate professor of modern and contemporary art at the City University of New York, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses broadly ranging from French Neoclassicism to American art of the 1960s.

His work on Symbolism, Dada/Surrealism, and Neo-Dada/Pop art has appeared in such international, peer-reviewed publications as American Art, Art History, Oxford Art Journal, RES, Word & Image, and Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte.

Edward is an alumnus of New York University, Institute of Fine Arts (Ph.D., M.A.), where he was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow; Columbia University, School of Law (J.D.), where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a member of the editorial staff of Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, and a law clerk at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; Brown University (B.A.), where he graduated magna cum laude; and the École du Louvre and Sorbonne Université, where he completed non-matriculating coursework in art history.

Jurisdiction: U.S.A.