Born in 1923 in Tours, France, John Hardy spent much of his career in Georgia. His exhibitions in the state were hosted at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, and the Lamar Dodd Art Center in LaGrange. He was also an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and the chair of visual arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, both in Atlanta.
Among his many achievements as an artist, Hardy was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. His mixed media work A Time for Others (A Time for Other Dreams) and his pencil work Transferral are part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.