James A. D. MacKean was a manufacturer in Paisley, his address being Carriage Hill Drive. There appears to be some discrepancy in records of his death, one source giving 1903 and the minutes of the Glasgow Art Club stating 19 April 1932.
MacBean was admitted on 27 February 1890 as a lay member of Glasgow Art Club, proposed by James Guthrie and seconded by Duncan MacKellar. He was among those who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy JW's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).
Records of Glasgow Art Club.