A pupil of C.N Overgaard, Steffensen was educated at the Royal Art Academy in 1887 where he was a pupil of F. Vermehren, Julius Exner and Carl Bloch. Steffensen worked primarily with landscapes and animal scenes. He is best known for his series of realistic and detailed landscapes with cattle or horses. Steffensen was also an excellent illustrator and did the illustrations for the history novels by the authors Carl Etlars and B.S.Ingemann.
The artists fall exhibition: 1904.
Art union: 1923.
Gallery Bergenholz: 1920.
Auction price example.
Poul Steffensen is listed in artprice.com. A similar landscape with cattle by a fence was sold for $3,385. (Christies, Amsterdam. 29-04-98. Lot no: 70)