Seweryn was born in Tarnów, graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Tarnów, and studied at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. He immigrated to Chicago in the mid-1970s. The son of a 16th Infantry Regiment officer killed in the Katyn massacre, he later designed and constructed a memorial commemorating the Katyn massacre in Niles, Illinois; this was inaugurated in 2009. He was among those killed along with President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, First Lady Maria Kaczyńska, and many other prominent Polish leaders in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash near Smolensk.
He was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, by order of President Lech Kaczynski on 8 May 2009, "for outstanding achievements in commemorating the fate of the Polish nation, for social and charitable activities.
- "Chicago artist among the dead in Polish plane crash". Chicago Sun-Times. 2010-04-10.
- "Chicago Artist, Wojciech Seweryn, Among Dead in Polish Plane Crash". ArtDaily. 2010-04-10.
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