Jardin was born in Germany in 1947, and studied at the Michalis School of Art,
University of Capetown, South Africa. Since his move to the United States in the early 1980's however, he has been considered a thoroughly southwestern artist. Establishing a strong position in not only the California and New Mexico art markets, he has recieved critical acclaim for exhibitions at numerous major
galleries throughout the world. His work has been purchased by several museums and major corporations worldwide, and is included in the private collections of Johnny Carson, Jodie Foster, Jane Seymour, David Hockney, Pia Zadora, Wolfgang Puck, and John Schlesinger.