Herman Gvardjančič was born in Gorenja vas near Reteče. He studied painting under Professor Maksim Sedej at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He graduated in 1968. He continued his studies with a specialization in painting under Professor Zoran Didek, and completed it in 1973.
In 1981, he won the Prešeren Fund Award for his work at the exhibition Studio 1980 at the Rihard Jakopič Art Salon.