Фарба is almost the same in german: "Farbe"
Yes, it’s a loanword.
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Can one translate 'Painter/artist' as 'Маляр'?
Yes, this word is less popular than художник, but is still means "artist". Warning: don't confuse it with "муляр" - mason, bricklayer.
I thought 'фарба' was 'paint'....
It still is.