David Coblitz


Saint Louis, MO


Artists Statement: As a photographic artist, Mr. Coblitz’ focus is on making images in fresh & innovative ways. One of his goals is to prevent a reaction from viewers such as, “I’ve got a camera; I could do that.” This reaction is rare with his photos. An example of this is his photographic sculpture, which is 3D sculpture with a photograph conformed to the surface. His current work also involves printing direct on di-bond aluminum. This creates an extremely durable image that requires no reflection inducing glass in front of it for protection, hence yielding a much more intimate involvement of the viewer with the image. You can literally feel the texture in the photograph without damaging it. He also has created caricatures made photographically, and photos that change content or appearance as you approach or move around them.
Current representation:
o R-Space Gallery, St. Louis, MO
o Creative Art & Framing, St. Louis, MO
o Art-Biz Gallery – Winchester, MO
o Arch Framing – Maplewood, MO
o Schon - Clayton, MO
o Off-Arsenal Gallery, Benton Park, MO
o Saachi Gallery On line (England)
o ArtMajeur Gallery On line (France)
o His CD cover photo for Crepes in the City won 1st place in the advertising division at Studio Altius’ SEEN 2007 photography exhibit.
o In 2007, he had 2 photos exhibited at UMSL’s Gallery 210 as finalists in the Irving Schankman Memorial contest for the best photos taken of St. Louis during the last 50 years.
o Mr. Coblitz won both 2nd place and an Honorable Mention in the “Visions of Judaism” contest sponsored by the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper.
o Muriel Braeutigam Memorial Prize – St. Louis Artists’ Guild Portrait exhibition
o Mr. Coblitz’ photograph of a Chihuly glass exhibit at Missouri Botanical Gardens was a finalist in the Betterphoto contest in May 2006 (top 800 of 26,000 entries).
o He has had his photos accepted in a number of PSA sanctioned international competitions.
Fine art collectors:
o Carol Shapiro – Art Appreciation Instructor ( 5 pieces )
o Bruce Feldacker – Labor art collector. All work gifted to the Merchantile Museum, UMSL.
o Barb Beier – Artist / collector
o Kate Ewing – Marketing specialist
o Don Occhi – Architect, Board member – St. Louis Artists’ Guild ( 3 pieces )
o Curt Parker – Jeweler/Photographer ( 2 pieces )
o Joyce Trotter - Photographer
Past customers:
o New York Times - on line edition
o Mutual of Omaha - Lobby Art
o Missouri Women in Trade – Calendar
o Tarlton Corporation – photo for proposals
o Cutco – Advertising photographs of cutlery
o Fahr Greenhouse – Portraits & Poinsettia Festival Event photography
o Youth in Need – Fundraising event photography
o Liberty Mutual – Business portraits
o Edward Jones – Business portraits
o Midwest Mortgage Capital – Business Portraits
o Pulaski Bank – Business Portraits
o CRB Builders - 86 Business Portraits
o Marcia Moore Interior Design – Architectural Photography
o RGA - Photo shoot for Security Dept world wide campaign
Organizational memberships:
o past Professional Photographers Association of Greater St. Louis
o St. Louis Artists’ Guild - past 1st Vice President, past Chairman of the Photography section
o St. Louis Camera Club - past newsletter editor
o past ArtDimensions
Past exhibitions:
o 2012 Ober-Anderson Gallery - Kirkwood, MO
o 2012 St. Louis Artists' Guild - Collectors Choice - Clayton, MO
o 2011 Creative Art & Framing - ongoing - Lindenwood, MO
o 2011 St. Louis Artists' Guild 911 fundraiser - Clayton, MO
o 2010 Art Trends Gallery - Chesterfield, MO
o 2009 Annual Exposition of Groupe International des Artistes du Lyonnais, in Villeurbanne, France
o 2009 Brentwood Gallery – Brentwood, MO
o various years St. Louis Artists’ Guild – Clayton, MO
o 2008 Crepes in the City/Art in the City – one man show – St. Louis, MO
o 2008 Crepes in the City/Art in the City – Group show – St. Louis, MO
o 2008 Taste of St. Louis – Art Wars – St. Louis, MO
o 2007 Studio Altius – SEEN 2007, Maplewood, MO
o 2007 University of Missouri Gallery 210 Schankman Memorial Exhibition – St. Louis, MO
o 2006 Temple Neve Shalom Gallery – Creve Coeur, MO
o 2006 Stage Left – One man show – O’Fallon, MO

EDUCATION: Continuing Education, University of Carol – Art Appreciation/History
Continuing Education Various - courses in Image Processing, Photography, & Photoshop
M.S. Optical Engineering, Univ. of Rochester, 1973
B.S. Physics, Case Inst. of Technology, 1971
Registered Patent Agent, 1976
2006- Present - Founder of Coblitz Creative Concepts, LLC providing photographic products & services including fine art, portraits, virtual tours, commercial, and event photography.
1989-2006 – The Boeing Company – Core Competency Lead for Visual Systems
1983-1989 – DCS Corporation – Branch Manager for Engineering Consulting
1973-1983 – McDonnell Douglas Corp – Advertising Holographer & Staff Engineer Visual Simulation


Sunrise over Lake Maggiore in Lucano Switzerland by David Coblitz


Gondolas at night by David Coblitz


Piza Italy by David Coblitz


Painterly Ponte Vecchio Firenze Florence Italy by David Coblitz


Panoramic view from Pineta Palace Hotel in Rome by David Coblitz


Firenza Florence Italy Ponte Vecchio at Night by David Coblitz


Sample Business Headshot by David Coblitz


Early Mercedes Benz by David Coblitz


Black Mercedes by David Coblitz


Red Mercedes by David Coblitz


Reflections in Hand by David Coblitz


Mercedes by David Coblitz


Union Station Stained Glass by David Coblitz


Union Station Clock by David Coblitz


Jazz at the Boathouse by David Coblitz


Interior breakfast room by David Coblitz


Tao by David Coblitz



Event Announcement by David Coblitz


Melanie 4 by David Coblitz


Kimberly Andert by David Coblitz


Melanie 3 by David Coblitz


Melanie 2 by David Coblitz


Melanie 1 by David Coblitz


Sample Head shot 4 by David Coblitz


Sample Head shot 3 by David Coblitz


Sample Head Shot by David Coblitz


Sample head shot 1 by David Coblitz


Calming Waterfall by David Coblitz


Stream of Consciousness by David Coblitz


Cloudy Day at the Beach by David Coblitz


Windy day at the beach by David Coblitz


Green with Blue by David Coblitz


Boating fun by David Coblitz


Beatiful Beach by David Coblitz


Earth Water Sky by David Coblitz


Surfs Up by David Coblitz


Surf Sand and Sky by David Coblitz


Sky introduces tree to cloud by David Coblitz


Bark with Leaves by David Coblitz


Bark on the bias by David Coblitz


Interesting bark by David Coblitz


Diagonal with stones by David Coblitz


Black and Green with leaves by David Coblitz


Abstract in leaf and stones by David Coblitz


Leaves on the Rocks by David Coblitz


Lots O Leaves by David Coblitz


Red flowers by David Coblitz


Plant abstract by David Coblitz