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


Tree bark by David Coblitz


Leaf with empty space by David Coblitz


Waterfall by David Coblitz


Morikami Ducks by David Coblitz


Eads Bridge Lewis and Clark landing by David Coblitz


Eads Bridge by David Coblitz


Chain of Rocks East Water Tower by David Coblitz


Bath wide angle shot by David Coblitz


Exterior photo by David Coblitz


Bedroom by David Coblitz


Augusta BandB by David Coblitz


Uptown Store-Augusta MO by David Coblitz


Fallen Flower by David Coblitz


Sunset on Lake Erie by David Coblitz


Inner Sanctum by David Coblitz


Tea Rose by David Coblitz


Leaves with shadow by David Coblitz


Bather by the Bay - square cropping by David Coblitz


Circular Rainbow - square cropped by David Coblitz


Arch Shadows by David Coblitz


St Louis Remembers 9 11 by David Coblitz


Floral Fun by David Coblitz


My front yard-1 by David Coblitz


Copper Kammie square by David Coblitz


911 Art Hill Memorial by David Coblitz


911 Fallen Remembered by David Coblitz


Tea Party Member by David Coblitz


St. Louis Art Museum by David Coblitz


Uptown Store-Augusta MO by David Coblitz


St. Louis Water by David Coblitz


St. Louis City Garden Night BW for Glass by David Coblitz


Abstract Realism by David Coblitz


Jazz at the Boathouse subdued by David Coblitz


For wings contest - not for sale by David Coblitz


St. Louis City Garden Night BW by David Coblitz


Leaves with shadow by David Coblitz


Sunset at Greensfelder by David Coblitz


Self Portrait of a Photographic Eye by David Coblitz


Lake Erie Sunset by David Coblitz


Fitonina nerve plant leaves by David Coblitz


Pine in Rain by David Coblitz


Lake Erie Sunset-1 by David Coblitz


Creve Coeur Lake Sunset by David Coblitz


Gateway Arch during flood of 2011 by David Coblitz


Bourbon MO tower by David Coblitz


Hot and Cold Running Water by David Coblitz


Stalagmite in Onandaga Cave by David Coblitz


Onandaga Cave pool by David Coblitz