Biography of David Coblitz
Mr. Coblitz specializes in St. Louis Scenes as well as stress relieving art based upon research into hospital design. This is art designed to promote healing. His work of this nature is installed in Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL, Barnes West Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO, Missouri Baptist Hospital, in St. Louis, MO, a number of hospitals in Austraila, as well as physician offices. It has been exhibited at the St. Louis Surgical Center. He has given invited lectures on this topic as part of St. Louis Design week in 2012 and 2015 as well as at Arcturis architectural design firm and at the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission. His 2017 invited lecture at the International Photography Hall of Fame was titled, “Your art should reflect your heart, not your windows”. He uses his combination of technical and artistic expertise to provide larger custom site specific pieces and installations including for way-finding in a large variety of materials & formats.
His art work is available through a growing number of interior design and architectural firms, art consultants, facility planners, galleries, and framers listed under “recommended outlets for my work” on his home page. It has also been represented and shown in several brick & mortar galleries in the St. Louis metro area as well as online in the French ArtMajeur site and the British Saatchi online gallery.
Mr. Coblitz formed Coblitz Creative Concepts, LLC in 2006 after retiring from a long career developing new products in the aircrew training & simulation field for McDonnell Douglas and the Boeing Company among others. He headed the visual display core competency group of 33 visual systems designers when he left Boeing in 2005. He leverages his academic training & practical experience in optical engineering with his keen eye for design to provide photographic fine art.
He has been active in the St. Louis photographic community winning a number of awards. He has served various arts organizations in several capacities. He is past 1st Vice President and Photography Section Chairman for the St. Louis Artists’ Guild (the oldest continuing Arts organization west of the Mississippi River). He was newsletter editor for the St. Louis Camera Club. He is also a member of the Greater St. Louis Art Association.
He won 1st place in the “Seen 2007” photography contest in the Advertising Division, 2nd place & honorable mention in the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper’s “Visions of Judaism” contest. He also had 2 of his photographs selected by the University of St. Louis for exhibit in their Gallery 210 as among the best photographs of St. Louis in the previous 50 years. His “Sprite” won a prize in the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s “Portraits around the world” exhibition juried by a Washington University art professor.
His photos have been exhibited in Lyons, France as well as in numerous exhibits in the St. Louis area.
Mr. Coblitz provides additional types of photographic services including commercial photography, interior & architectural photography.
David is one of the smartest and most interesting people I know. He is a gifted photographer and always experimenting, planning and devising new ways to present his expertise. Ask him about metallurgy!
R J Shay
Head Gazook / RJ Shay Illustration and Design
Dave is an outstanding photographer, with a “great eye” for just the right shot that really “pops”! I highly recommend him for personal shots, or for scenic photography for your home or business!
David combines photography and art in ways that are very innovative. He is a man of many talents. He is one of those individuals that you want to be associated with not only because is he a great person, but because you just know that great things will result!
Product Solution Specialist at Jaeckle Distributors
David is one of the finest photographers that I have worked with in my 45 years as an interior designer. His selective eye is a cut above most professionals in this field.
Interior designer at Occhi
The only photographer I would trust to make a great representation of my work would be David Coblitz.
World renowned sculptor
Looking at the picture calms my breathing, releases tension and feels like meditation. I get a sense of peace.
Healing Art Client
St. Louis, MO
David Coblitz is a professional in every sense of the word. His skill in photography is simply amazing. I love that he can take the most common object and with his knowledge of light and instinct for just the right angle, can make that object something surreal. His work is stunning, and he understands what I am looking for before I do! I highly recommend.
St. Louis, MO
I’ve been associated with Dave since 2007 or eight (I think). I like the way he handles his business, and he’s a darn fine photographer.
St. Charles, Missouri
I highly recommend David, he is a kind, caring, professional who can create joy in the eye’s of the beholder. He is in my mind, the finest Photographic Artist, I have ever met! I know because I too, have been an artist my whole life. He can take the most Drab and have it screeming with Beauty. Needing Photography work done, wish to set a rememberable mood moment, call Dave! I completely respect & trust him.
Ronald Walker Sr.
St. Louis Artist
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