Ali Hasmut was born in Babylon, Iraq. He graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Baghdad, Iraq in 1997. After graduation, he moved to Jordan to pursue a painting career. Between 1997 and 2000 Ali worked simultaneously with two Jordanian galleries in Ammam — Dar Alanda and Orphely — presenting oil painting work such as portraits, still life, landscapes and figures. His paintings gained popularity and became extremely respected amongst Jordanian Royalty. Ali had a great opportunity to paint portraits of the royal family members. In 2000, he moved to the United States. His first exhibit called “Iraqi Artist” was held at the Sevan Gallery in November 2009. In same year, he became a member of the Palette and Chisel Art Academy in Chicago. Ali is also a member of the Oil Painters Of America and Portrait Society Of America.