curate data around the artwork
of an individual artist and release
usable information for others to discover

Twelve years’ experience working with provenance researchers, archivists, art scholars and historians, museums, foundations, estates, galleries, and working artists makes it possible for us to offer you the most comprehensive art information management system available.

The design challenge for panOpticon is not simply to control the self-organizing processes, as some tools attempt to do, but to facilitate the emergence of higher-level outcomes e.g., more coherent understanding, accountability, access control, communication, and the exchange and distribution of usable data, metadata, information and knowledge.

Reliable information about artworks and their histories may be published, it can be used to create educational resources and interactive displays, it is indispensable when organizing exhibitions, it is of great help to working artists who are promoting themselves, and it is an essential ingredient in the production of an authoritative catalogue raisonné.*


* Note: It takes more than a great management system to produce catalogues raisonnés —
“…they exist at the intersection of the scholarly, legal and collecting art worlds.”
IFAR (International Foundation for Art Research)



read about panOpticon in ARTnews



panOpticon software powers these artist catalogues [partial list] –

Antonio Amaral
Ruth Asawa
Bo Bartlett
Mary Bauermeister
Charles Beckendorf
Larry Bell
Thomas Hart Benton
Bernd Berner
Harry Bertoia
Janice Biala
George Caleb Bingham
Ion Bitzan
Jan Brueghel
Chris Burden
Pol Bury
David Byrd
Huguette Caland
Peter Campus
Mary Cassatt
Paul Cézanne
Pietro Consagra
Walter De Maria
Edwin Dickinson
Arthur Dove
Lyonel Feininger
Linda Fleming
John F. Folinsbee
Sam Francis
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Adrian Ghenie
Arshile Gorky
Friederich Gräsel
Eva Hesse
George Inness
Eastman Johnson
Craig Kauffman
On Kawara
Paul Kleinschmidt
Franz Kline
Irving Kriesberg
George Lambert
Fitz Henry Lane
Margaret Lefranc
Roy Lichtenstein
Leo Marchutz
Willard Leroy Metcalf
Amedeo Modigliani
Lásló Moholy-Nagy
Alfred Munnings
Elizabeth Murray
Zoran Mušič
Park Seo-bo
Richard Pousette-Dart
Ad Reinhardt
George Rodrigue
Nancy Rubins
Betye Saar
Kay Sage
John Singer Sargent
Eugen Schönebeck
Hassan Sharif
Philippe Smit
David Smith
Hugh Steers
Arthur Streeton
Tom Thomson
Joaquín Torres-García
Giulio Turcato
John Henry Twachtman
Jack Tworkov
Louis Van Lint
Michael (Corinne) West
Senon Williams



panOpticon powers the catalogues on these websites —

Pol Bury Online Catalogue Raisonné

The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of Paul Cezanne

The Edwin Dickinson Catalogue Raisonné

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings

John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné

Sam Francis Online Catalogue Raisonné Project

The Complete Works of Friedrich Gräsel Online

Fitz Henry Lane | Historical Archive – Catalogue Raisonné – Educational Resource

The Complete Works of Philippe Smit

Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné

Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné

Jack Tworkov Catalogue Raisonné



“It is our intention not only to provide an historical record of Sam Francis’s artworks, but also to embrace his creative and innovative spirit by offering a catalogue that can evolve and change as research continues to develop.”

Debra Burchett-Lere
Director, Sam Francis Foundation
Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project:
Unique Works on Paper and Expanded Version of Canvas and Panel Paintings 1945–1949


“Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné Goes Online” — ARTnews


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Top of page from left to right in descending order: Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) Still Life with Apples 1895-98, The Museum of Modern Art: Lillie P. Bliss Collection (22.1934); László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) Head (Lucia Moholy), c. 1926 The Museum of Modern Art: Anonymous gift (505.1939). © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Kay Sage (1898–1963) The Great Impossible 1961, The Museum of Modern Art: Kay Sage Tanguy Bequest (1132.1964); Sam Francis (1923–94) in front of Turquoise and Pink at Galerie Nina Dausset, Paris, 1952; Arshile Gorky (1904-48), Study for Mother and Son, c. 1936. Whitney Museum of American Art: Purchased with funds from The Lauder Foundation, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder Fund and the Drawing Committee (99.49a-b) © Artist’s estate; Larry Bell (1939– ) Standing Walls (detail, from 6 X 6 an improvisation). Photo © Alex Marks, courtesy The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX; Fitz Henry Lane (1804–65) Lighthouse at Camden, Maine 1851. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., Gift of the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Foundation (1992.122.1). Photo: Yale University Art Gallery; Roy Lichtenstein (1923–97) Girl with Ball, 1961. The Museum of Modern Art: Gift of Philip Johnson. (421.1981); John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Gift of Mary Louisa Boit, Julia Overing Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Florence D. Boit in memory of their father, Edward Darley Boit. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.