Born on March 8.
Begins studies in fine arts at the Escuela de San Carlos in Valencia, Spain, but will leave the school after two years to begin his professional career.
Participates in the traveling exhibition España libre in Italy. Founds, with Joan-Antoni Toledo and Rafael Solbes, the collaborative group Equipo Crónica. Toledo leaves the group soon after, but Solbes and Valdés continue to collaborate as Equipo Crónica until the former’s death in 1981.
Equipo Crónica has its first exhibition, at Galleria II Centro in Turin. Receives the Lissone Prize in Milan.
Equipo Crónica’s first exhibition in Valencia takes place at Galería Val i 30. Work by Equipo Crónica is included in Le monde en question at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris in Paris.
Galería Grises in Bilbao exhibits the complete Guernica 69 series.
Equipo Crónica participates in the II Biennale de l’Estampe at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris in Paris.