Rokachevsky, Opanas [Рокачевський, Опанас; Rokačevs'kyj], b 1830 in Roslavl, Smolensk rerion, Russian Empire, d 25 January 1901 in Kyiv. Painter; full member of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1860. After studying at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts (1852–7) he moved to Kyiv and from 1860 headed the Kyivan Cave Monastery Icon Painting and Art Studio. His portraits display typical features of academism. They include portraits of Count A. Tolstoi (1852), Rokachevsky’s daughter (1860), a peasant woman, and a student (1880).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]