1942 Born in Valencia, Spain
1957 Joined the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos de Valencia, Spain; he left the following year to devote himself to painting
1958 First trip to Paris where he fell in love with the City of Lights.
1964 Valdés forms the group Equipo Crónica with Joan Antonio Toledo and Rafael Solbes; Toledo leaves the group after a year but Valdés and Solbes continued their association within Equipo Cronica until Solbes’ death in 1981. As a member of Equipo Cronica, Manolo Valdés took part in more than sixty solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions until 1981.
1981 Beginning of his solo career. He refocuses his art around History.
1983 National Prize of Plastic Arts awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
1998 Gold Medal of Merit for Fine Arts by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports 2005 Exhibition Les Ménines de Valdés at the Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris
Exhibition Manolo Valdés at the Castle of Chenonceau, Chenonceau 2010 Exhibition Manolo Valdés at Chambord, Castle of Chambord
2016 Exhibition Manolo Valdés Six Monumental Sculptures on the Place Vendôme, Paris
2017 Exhibition Manolo Valdés Seis esculturas monumentales, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencas, Valencia, Spain
Exhibition Manolo Valdés, A suite of 9 Reina Mariana and nine monumental sculptures, Orchard Road, Singapore
Exhibition Manolo Valdés Six Monumental Sculptures at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
2018 Manolo Valdés Exhibition, Five Monumental sculptures, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai
2019 Exhibition Manolo Valdés, Monumental Sculpture in the city of Pietrasanta, Italy
The artist lives and works in New York, USA and Madrid, Spain.