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|However, in his later years, Rockwell began receiving more attention as a painter when he chose more serious subjects such as the series on racism for Look. One example of this more serious work is The Problem We All Live With, which dealt with the issue of school integration. The painting depicts a young African American girl, Ruby Bridges, flanked by white federal marshals, walking to school past a wall defaced by racist graffiti.
Rockwell's work received its most prominent official acknowledgment with an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2001.