Born and died in Vienna, Austria. Prinz was a landscape and stage painter that worked on staging in Vienna Court Opera (1912), the theaters in Munich, Hamburg, and New York. He also decorated the Interior Ministry and Vienna City Museum, the Prince of Lichtenstein. Beside theater work, he was also active as a painter for the Austrian Army Museum, Vienna City Museum and Bulgarian National Gallery in Sofia.
During the Great War, Karl Ludwig Prinz was a military artist, traveling with the Austrian Army in Montenegro and Macedonia. One work of this period, watercolor entitled as: “An den heiligen Quellen von Drama, Mazedonien 1918” was sold by the auction house Palais Dorotheum, Vienna, Austria on 19th March 2002, (lot number 283).