He was born on March 22, 1957 in Oświęcim. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and at the Faculty of Graphic Arts in Katowice. He received his diploma with honors in graphic design from Prof. Tomasz Jura's studio in 1983. Since 1986 he has been an employee of the Institute of Art in Cieszyn at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Since 2000 he has been assistant professor at the Secondary School of Art and then the head of the Graphic Design Department. He is a full professor. Hołard is an author of several individual exhibitions and a participant of over 50 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He took part in the biggest world poster competitions, national and international. The artist created a peculiar language of communication which is a combination of the features of painting, graphic and the poetry of a poster. He introduced various types of paper, threads, and (for him holding a sentimental value) old fabric into his flat, painting-graphical compositions. Intellectual aspects and purely pictorial values played an equal role in the artist's work. He did not hide his fascinations with culture and literature. In fact, he emphasized this it by means of titles that he often wrote on the margins of his works, including them in the semantic layer of images.