Valentin Toledo is a Spanish painter currently living in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Seville, Spain and worked for many years as an Art Director for prominent European magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle. He also worked as an illustrator for which he was awarded with the LAUS prize[clarification needed] for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration and as a photographer he received an award from the French Ministry of Tourism.
Toledo published a book of photographs titled USA, which is distributed exclusively in museums throughout Europe and Asia.
He is now most recognized for his intricate, abstract works on glass. Toledo’s paintings have shown in Madrid, Barcelona, London, Seville, Paris, Frankfurt, throughout Mexico, Los Angeles and New York.