Born in Lattakia, Syria, in 1955; Ali Mukawwas graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University; in 1978. Besides his work as an artist, Mukawwas is a teacher. He held solo exhibitions in Damascus, Abu Dhabi, and Aleppo; and participated in group exhibitions in Damascus, Aleppo, Dubai, and Doha. Ali’s paintings reflect highly dense expressions that portray humans as a part of nature. His view of colour construction and visual element distribution is apparent in his work.