Henryk Sienkiewicz was born on 5 May 1846 in Wola Okrzejska in Podlasie. He came from the impoverished gentry family, settled in Warsaw in 1855 after graduating high school in Warsaw, Henryk Sienkiewicz studied law, philology and history at the Central School and the University of Warsaw. During his studies, worked with "Review ".
Henryk Sienkiewicz has worked as a reporter and columnist for the "Polish Gazette" (1872-1887). He was a co-owner of the biweekly "Niva" newspaper and editor of "The Word". In the years 1876-1878 he lived in North America. At that time, created a few tracks , for example, "Charcoal Drawing" (1877).