Manolo Valdés is a leading Spanish painter and sculptor whose work is featured in museums and foundations around the world
Manolo Valdés (Valencia, 1942) is a leading Spanish painter and sculptor, founder of Equipo Cronica, whose work is featured in museums and foundations around the world: Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, China, Finland, Russia, Indonesia, USA, Italy and Israel.
In 1957 Valdes entered at the Fine Arts School – San Carlos of Valencia, but he left the studies in 1958 to devote his life to painting. Valdés formed the group known as “Equipo Crónica” with Joan A. Toledo and Rafael Solbes. Toledo left the group after a year but Valdés and Solbes continued their association with “Equipo Crónica” until the death of Solbes in 1981. Through “Equipo Crónica” Manolo Valdés participated in over sixty solo exhibitions. In 1989 he moved to New York, where he currently lives and works.
Manolo Valdés has received, among others, the following awards: National Plastic Arts Prize, National Medal of Fine Arts Painting in Spain, Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts of Spain, Chevalier dans l'Ordre du Merite Culturel Monegasque Monaco and Officier de L'Ordre National du Merit of France.