Charles Ernest Genge was born in Hackney, London, in the second quarter of 1874. He studied at the Académie Julienne in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens, and exhibited widely in France and England. He was a founder of the Bethnal Green Working Men's Institute and a leader of the British post-impressionist movement. He also drew for early British comic weeklies. Strips he drew included:
- "Dan's Pal Tony Hamfat" (1898) for Dan Leno's Comic Journal
- "Bertie Bounder" and "Bounderby Bounce" (1899) for Big Budget
- "Scrunger the Elephant" (1900) for Comic Home Journal
- "Twinkle and Pimple" (1906) for The Coloured Comic
- "Happy Alley" (1907) for Smiles
- "Nobbler and Jerry" (1908-12) for Funny Cuts
- "Our Boy Scout Patrol" (1912) for Picture Fun
- "Daniel Dole and Oscar Outofwork" (1922-28) for Golden Penny Comic
His work also appeared in Monster Penny Comic, Happy Comic and Tip Top Comic in the 1920s.
He died in Surrey in the fourth quarter of 1958, age 84.
- Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, pp. 63-64
- Denis Gifford, Encyclopedia of Comic Characters, Longman, 1987
- The Resting Place by Charles Ernest Genge (1884-1958) at Worthpoint
- Beauvais and Genge at Campbells of London
- Charles Genge at ArtFact