Edith Frohock

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Edith Harker Frohock (born March 10, 1917; died March 15, 1997) was a notable Birmingham artist who specialized in painting, printmaking and book arts, and was the first instructor to teach book arts in the south.

As a professor at UAB, Frohock left a mark on many of her students including, Anne Arrasmith, Sherie Beard, Jennifer Bloomer, Dennis Harper, Fletcher Hayes, Allan Jackson, Terry Padgett, Patricia Potter, Todd Pierce, Mary Ann Sampson and David Sandlin.

Frohock served as acting chair of the UAB Department of Art (and director of the UAB Visual Arts Gallery) after the departure of Virginia Pitts Rembert in 1975. John Schnorrenberg succeeded her as chair in 1977. Frohock was part of the Mississippi Art Colony, where she was the featured instructor in 1984.

After her death in 1997, friends and family endowed the "Edith H. Frohock Memorial Scholarship", which is awarded annually to a junior bachelor of arts or fine arts student at UAB.


  • "Sherie Beard exhibits fired clay: U.A.B. Visual Arts Gallery" (1977) Birmingham: UAB Visual Arts Gallery
  • "Dance-space: Event/installation" (1981) Birmingham: Members of the Birmingham Museum of Art
  • "Paper works by Sharon Burg and Marji Clark (1982) Birmingham: UAB Visual Arts Gallery
  • "Works from the permanent collection" (1984) Birmingham: UAB Visual Arts Gallery
  • "Works by Edith Frohock" (1987) Birmingham: UAB Department of Art


  • Edith Harker Frohock: A Retrospective Exhibition of Drawings, Paintings, and Sculptures, 1965-1984 (1984) Birmingham: UAB Visual Arts Gallery