Full name: JindÅich Severa (Sewera)
Born: April 5, 1909 in Kopidlno, KrÃ¡lovÃ©hradeckÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Died: November 9, 1980 in Prague, HlavnÃ mÄsto Praha, Czech Republic
Sport: Art Competitions
JindÅich Severa was a Czech painter and sculptor, and a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Decorative Arts. Severa produced the relief portrait of A.B. SvojsÃka on the memorial at Å tÄchovice. He also designed some coins and medals for the Czech authorities.
Severa also designed a wooden crucifix and presented it to Coventry in 1968. He carved it during World War II, using a typical Slovak peasant style. His Czech Cross left Czechoslovakia just a few weeks before the Russian troops entered the country in the summer of 1968.
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