Armand Hammer
It Speaks to Me: Clayton Brothers on Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘Touc, Seated on a Table,’ c. 1881, at the Hammer Museum

Animals have always been important in our own paintings—we’ve used dogs and birds and all kinds of hybrids where one animal starts to morph into something else. They’re a gateway for us to gain empathy from viewers. That’s one of...