Is it illegal to sell artwork of someone else’s likeness?


If someone were to use a picture of me as a model for a new piece of art they do, say a painting or a picture in a book for example, are they allowed to then profit from that without my permission?

If this is poorly explained or requires more specification, I can show exactly what I’m talking about but ideally I’d like to not do that.

Also this is my first post here, so if I formatted it wrong or didn’t follow the posting rules exactly please inform correct me

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This really depends on which country you’re living in.
So… where do you live?

Were you paid to model and did you sign a release?

Does the piece rely on your name to sell? Is the likeness refutable – that is, is there a valid claim the subject is not you?