Born in Valencia, Spain, on March 8th.
Entered the École des Beaux-Arts "San Carlos" of Valencia . He left in 1958 to devote his life to painting.
Valdés formed the group Equipo Crónica with Joan A. Toledo and Rafael Solbes. Toledo left the group after a year, but Valdés and Solbes continued their association until the death of Solbes in 1981.
The artist lives and works in New York.
Through Equipo Crónica, Manolo Valdés participated in over sixty solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions.