Portrait of Robbie Ellis

Rob Elowitch, better known as Robbie Ellis, sat for a portrait group I am part of in Portland, Maine. Robbie couldn’t have been nicer and entertained us with stories during the breaks.

Portrait of Robbie Ellis
Champion Professional Wrestler, Robbie Ellis

Rob Elowitch spent many years as the head of a prestigious art auction house but is better known by his wrestling name, Robbie Ellis. Rob was a professional wrestler who won several regional championships. He also gained national attention for wrestling well into his sixties. Sports Illustrated wrote a story about him and he was the subject of a documentary called Canvasman: The Robbie Ellis Story.

He was also a delight to draw and talk to.