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


St. Louis City Garden Panorama by David Coblitz


St. Louis City Garden 370deg by David Coblitz


Poppie by David Coblitz


Poppie on stem by David Coblitz


Sprite-3 by David Coblitz


Sprite-2 by David Coblitz


Sprite by David Coblitz


Great Wall - Steep Climb by David Coblitz


Great Wall untouched by David Coblitz


Chines Architecture Detail by David Coblitz


Entering the Forbidden City by David Coblitz


Cleaning up by David Coblitz


St. Louis City Garden Night Panorama by David Coblitz


Flower in juice glass by David Coblitz


Grabbing the moon by David Coblitz


Snowball fight by David Coblitz


Posers at the Saint Louis City Garden by David Coblitz


Posing at the Saint Louis City Garden Fountains by David Coblitz


Saint Louis City Garden Fountain Play by David Coblitz


Dog catching fountain by David Coblitz


Saint Louis City Garden Panorama by David Coblitz


Circular Rainbow Inspiration by David Coblitz


Circular Rainbow by David Coblitz


Summer Palace Beijing China by David Coblitz


Chinese name painting by David Coblitz


Fall Companions by David Coblitz


Snowball fight - He's on my team BW by David Coblitz


Arch Reflections by David Coblitz


The majestic Gateway Arch by David Coblitz


Arch meet ground by David Coblitz


St Louis Arch - Scale by David Coblitz


Golden Sumaiya by David Coblitz


Copper Kammie-side by David Coblitz


Copper Kammie-three quarters portrait by David Coblitz


Copper Kammie-sitting by David Coblitz


Copper Kammie-back by David Coblitz


Copper Kammie-2 by David Coblitz


Bolduc House by David Coblitz


Welcome to New York by David Coblitz


Visiting Lady Liberty BW by David Coblitz


Visiting Lady Liberty by David Coblitz


17 State St NYC by David Coblitz


Welcome BW by David Coblitz


Art District in NYC looking up by David Coblitz


Subway ride NYC by David Coblitz


Arch with Fireworks by David Coblitz


Gateway Arch through Alley by David Coblitz


St. Louis 4th-6 by David Coblitz