Bill Batson’s Take on the ‘House by the Railroad’

Artist Bill Batson takes on the ‘House by the Railroad‘ with his sketch of the famed house in Haverstraw (left) that inspired Edward Hopper to paint and Alfred Hitchcock to kill off his leading lady on-screen in “Psycho.” Read more about Batson’s take on Edward Hopper and the house that started it all.

Batson discusses the motifs and historical elements of both the painting and the film: the growth and decline of Victorian America, issues of highways’ isolating effects, and the economic implications of America’s love affair with their automobiles. The author and artist even had a chance to interview the owners of the beloved house on Route 9W in the Village of Haverstraw. Read the article at Nyack Sketch Log here.


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