A short story by H. P. Lovecraft
, about a brilliant painter, Richard Upton Pickman
. It's written as a narrative
of one of Pickman's friends, Thurber, who tells why his friendship with Pickman terminated
. The story circles around Pickman's painting
s, which more and more portraits hellish
Scholars regard Pickman's Model to be typical of Lovecraft's early work, and it predates the so-called "Cthulhu Mythos" by at least a year.
The story has also appeared as an episode of the TV-series Night Gallery.