Biography of David Coblitz
Mr. Coblitz specializes in stress relieving art based upon research into hospital design. This is called Evidence Based Design Art (EBD Art), which is art designed to promote healing. His work of this nature is installed in Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL 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. 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 is also shown in several brick & mortar galleries in the St. Louis metro area as well as on line in the French ArtMajeur site and the British Saatchi on line gallery as well as Xanadu Gallery of Scottsdale AZ's on line gallery.
You may view a 6 minute interview aired on Ch 11 KPLR TV of Mr. Coblitz here: Morning Blend Interview
Mr. Coblitz formed the 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 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 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 Univ 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.