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Nikola Tesla Portrait

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Nikola Tesla

Engineer, Inventor (c. 1856–1943)

Nikola Tesla was a well known Serbian-American inventor and engineer who discovered and patented the rotating magnetic field, which is the basis of most alternating-current machinery. He also created the “Tesla coil,” which is still used in radio technology and founded the Tesla Electric Company.

Tesla was one of five children, including siblings Dane, Angelina, Milka and Marica. Tesla was born around midnight, between July 9 and July 10, 1856 during a fierce lightning storm. According to family legend, midway through the birth, the midwife wrung her hands and declared the lightning a bad omen. This child will be a child of darkness, she said, to which his mother replied, “No. He will be a child of light.”

Tesla’s interest in electrical invention was spurred by his mother, Djuka Mandic, who invented small household appliances in her spare time while her son was growing up. Tesla’s father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian orthodox priest and writer, and he pushed for his son to join the priesthood.

Despite his father wanting Tesla to join the priesthood, he gravitated toward physics and mathematics before becoming interested in electricity. After studying at the Realschule, Karlstadt, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria, and the University of Prague, Tesla moved to Budapest, where for a time he worked at the Central Telephone Exchange. It was while in Budapest that the idea for the induction motor first came to Tesla, but after several years of trying to gain interest in his invention, at age 28, Tesla decided to leave Europe for America.

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Roll, Stretcher on bars, Stretcher on bars and framed

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24"x30", 18”x24”, 30”x40”