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 4th-5 by David Coblitz


St. Louis 4th-4 by David Coblitz


St. Louis 4th-3 by David Coblitz


St. Louis 4th-2 by David Coblitz


St. Louis 4th-5 BW by David Coblitz


Dr. McCaine by David Coblitz


CEATRIS outside Blueberry Hill by David Coblitz


Dr. Gina Loudon by David Coblitz


Christmas Lights by David Coblitz


St. Louis Xmas-1 by David Coblitz


Hanging around the Bean in Millennium Park Black and White by David Coblitz


Reflecting on the Bean by David Coblitz


Inside the Bean by David Coblitz


Reflecting on the Bean by David Coblitz


Fountain Fun by David Coblitz


Hanging around Millennium Park by David Coblitz


Walking on Water by David Coblitz


Spitting Video Wall by David Coblitz


Eads Bridge by David Coblitz


Martin Luther King Bridge line art negative BW by David Coblitz


Martin Luther King Bridge line art BW by David Coblitz


Martin Luther King Bridge line art - color by David Coblitz


Martin Luther King bridge line art negative by David Coblitz


L by David Coblitz



The masks we wear by David Coblitz


Glen Echo Country Club Logo Tree by David Coblitz


Dr. Gina Loudon by David Coblitz


Tea Party Woman by David Coblitz


Tea Partier by David Coblitz


Dr. Gina Loudon by David Coblitz


St Louis Art Museum with Statue of Saint Louis at night by David Coblitz


Floral explosion No1 by David Coblitz


Study in texture by David Coblitz


Madonna by David Coblitz


Petals Abstract by David Coblitz


Tea Rose by David Coblitz


Tea Rose Bud by David Coblitz


Back and White by David Coblitz


Gladiolas by David Coblitz


Compton Hill Water Tower-2 by David Coblitz


View from Compton Hill Water Tower by David Coblitz


Compton Hill Water Tower-1 by David Coblitz


lonely winter leaf by David Coblitz


Lapis Pair by David Coblitz


Duck a l'Orange by David Coblitz


Bather by the Bay by David Coblitz


Feed me by David Coblitz


Circular Rainbow by David Coblitz