Salvadore de Fazio is an artist from the United States. That is all we know about him. In 1990 he painted a picture for the East Side Gallery on the Berlin Wall titled the “Dawn of Peace”, marking the end of the Cold War in 1989/90.
De Fazio’s Wall painting “Dawn of Peace” celebrated the beginning of détente between the Western powers and the Eastern bloc states in 1989/90, using strong, clear symbols. Like fellow East Side Gallery artist Andrej Smolák, de Fazio shows a dove in front of a large, yellow sun. In de Fazio’s painting, the dove seems to be almost touching the sun. In 2009, the artist changed some details of his painting.