Janez Vidic was born in Ljubljana. He studied painting under Professors France Mihelič and Gojmir Anton Kos at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, and graduated in 1950. He continued his studies with a specialization in mural painting under Professor Slavko Pengov,
completing it in 1952.
In 1977, he won the Prešeren Fund Award for his solo exhibition in Maribor.