James Huntington Whyte was a wealthy American who moved to St Andrews in 1930. He founded and edited the important journal `The Modern Scot?. Whyte befriended and encouraged artists and intellectuals of the Scottish Renaissance Movement and exhibited the work of avant-garde artists in his gallery. It was his ambition to gather together like-minded writers, painters and musicians who would spearhead the cultural revival of Scotland, giving expression to a Modernism that espoused his theory of nationalism. In his editorial of 1933 Whyte wrote: ?The great universal artists are also nationalist artists?. Whyte was a Modernist who opposed the ?little Scotlanders? who ignored the great international Modernist Movement represented by writers like Joyce, composers like Stravinsky and painters like Picasso.