David Cobb was (born March 15, 1921) He is a marine artist and served as President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. In the early 1940s, he served as 1st Lieutenant in the Atlantic convoys. Between 1943-45, he commanded MTBs, working in the North Sea. David Cobb began his painting career at Newlyn and has since worked in the Sussex village of Itchenor (where he lived for some years) until he moved to live near Brockenhurst in the New Forest in the 1950s. He lived with his wife, Jean, until she died in 2008.